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Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Constraints faced by farmers and suggestions for effective utilization of ICT services in agriculture in central UP

Author(s):
Abhishek Mishra, OP Yadav, Vishakha Yadav and Swatantra Pratap Singh
Abstract:
ICT infrastructure has the potential to drastically improve the quality of life and thus it has become an increasingly essential dimension of rural development. ICT in agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to some agricultural problems. The present study explored the constraints faced by farmers and suggestions for effective utilization of ICT services for agricultural information. The study was conducted in six villages of Bakshi kaTalab block in the central UP (Lucknow district) in 2018. Responses from the 120 farmers were collected through well-structured interview schedule. It was revealed that that lack of knowledge about ICT tools, poor condition of equipment, relevant information not received in time and awareness of new ICT service among farmers about the use of ICTs for the educational and agricultural purpose were the major constraints in ICT use. All these constraints can be overcome by implementing suggestions by farmers like; proper and improved infrastructural facilities at the village level, providing relevant information at a time and skill development updating with training, creating awareness regarding use of ICTs for educational and agricultural purpose.
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How to cite this article:
Abhishek Mishra, OP Yadav, Vishakha Yadav, Swatantra Pratap Singh. Constraints faced by farmers and suggestions for effective utilization of ICT services in agriculture in central UP. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):121-124.

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