CONSTRAINTS PERCEIVED BY DAIRY FARMERS IN ACCESSING ICTENABLED VILLAGE INFORMATION CENTRES*

Article Id: ARCC2001 | Page : 282-284
Citation :- CONSTRAINTS PERCEIVED BY DAIRY FARMERS IN ACCESSING ICTENABLED VILLAGE INFORMATION CENTRES*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2009.(43):282-284
S. Senthilkumar1 and Mahesh Chander
Address : Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, India.

Abstract

The present study was carried out to analyse the constraints perceived by dairy farmers in
accessing one type of modern ICT interventions, namely village Information Centre. By following
Ex-post-facto research design, the present study was conducted on three major ICT-Village
Information Centres initiators in Tamil Nadu. Randomly two Village Information Centers from
each initiator and 30 dairy farmers who are users from each centre were chosen. Thus, a total of
180 respondents constituted the sample for the study. It was found that general problem was
considered as foremost constraint with highest mean score of 5.11 and was ranked first, followed
by socio-personal (4.12), content problem (3.15), physical facilities (0.93) and socio-cultural
problems (0.05). These problems could be overcome by providing battery back up during summer;
in order to reduce connectivity problem broad band connection may be required and content
should be updated regularly based on the need of people.

Keywords

ICT Village information centres Dairy farmers Tamil Nadu.

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