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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (105) Last page : (108)
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Knowledge of Farmers towards ICT Tools in Phulwari Sharif Block of Patna District of (Bihar) India

Nemha Khushboo1*, Dipak K. Bose2 and Jahanara3
1M.Sc. Research Scholar, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor and Head
Dept. of Agriculture Extension and Communication, SHUATS, Allahabad
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Received: 7.05.2018  |  Revised: 11.06.2018   |  Accepted: 19.06.2018  


ICT has the potential to affect many aspects of economic and social activities such as productivity, poverty alleviation, quality of life, education, employment, etc. This study focusses on the farmer’s knowledge on ICT. The investigation was undertaken in Phulwari Sharif block of Patna district of Bihar. A sample of 120 respondents were drawn from 8 villages. The data were collected through pre-structured interview schedule on ICT tools viz, Television, Radio and Mobile. Majority of the respondents had access to television than radio and mobile to get information regarding new agriculture techniques. The study revealed that 68.33 per cent respondents had medium level of knowledge on ICT tools. Variables like gender, landholding, education, mass media and innovativeness have significant relationship with the level of knowledge while age, caste, occupation, annual income and risk orientation have no significant relationship with the level of knowledge. ICT has influenced majority of the farmers by providing information in easier and cheaper way.

Key words: ICT, Knowledge, Innovativeness, Variables

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Cite this article: Khushboo, N., Bose, D.K., Jahanara, Knowledge of Farmers towards ICT Tools in Phulwari Sharif Block of Patna District of (Bihar) India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 105-108 (2018). doi: