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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Utilization pattern of ICTS by the farmers in Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
K Madhuri, SV Prasad, V Sailaja, A Pratap Kumar Reddy and G Mohan Naidu
Abstract:
The utilization pattern of ICTs by the farmers was studied in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. A total of 240 farmers were randomly selected for the study. The results showed that majority of the farmers owned mobile phones as well as television and radio. The most frequently used ICT was mobile phone. Mobile phones were widely used by the farmers for social communication, contacting middle men for the marketing of produce and contacting experts on real time basis for getting agricultural advisories. Information services on availability of inputs, quality of inputs, and pest and disease management of crops were also used by the farmers through ICTs. Regarding purpose of utilization, majority of farmers used ICTs for weather information followed by market information and price trend, government schemes and programmes and latest package of practices.
Pages: 162-165  |  63 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
K Madhuri, SV Prasad, V Sailaja, A Pratap Kumar Reddy and G Mohan Naidu. Utilization pattern of ICTS by the farmers in Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 162-165.
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