Use of Information Communication Technologies by Vegetable Growers of Uttarakhand

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP164    | Article Id: BKAP164 | Page : 106-111
Citation :- Use of Information Communication Technologies by Vegetable Growers of Uttarakhand.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):106-111
Arpita sharma and Naresh Kumar Kandpal sharmaarpita615@gmail.com
Address : G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 153, Uttarakhand, India
Submitted Date : 9-03-2019
Accepted Date : 30-04-2019

Abstract

Uttarakhand is first and foremost an agricultural state and its share in the country’s total GDP is very small. More than half per cent of the population of Uttarakhand depend on agriculture for their livelihood. This emphasised the need for innovative approaches for agricultural development in the hilly region of the state. Majority of hill women are engaged in vegetable cultivation. Hill women were suffering from various problems due to lack of knowledge, information and education on various aspects. Thus, dissemination of information and education on various new aspects is necessary to empower the hill women. Present investigation was conducted in four villages viz; Koan, Baldiyakhan, Devidhura and Aadukhan of Nainital District of Uttarakhand. Result revealed that majority of respondents fall in middle age and belonged to General caste and can read and write. All the respondents have Mobile phone and television. Majority of respondents take the farming related information from neighbour followed by Input Dealer.

Keywords

ICTs Vegetable Grower Hill women

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