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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 777-785

Effect of Farm Broadcast Programmes on Gain in Knowledge of Farmers on Rice Production Technology in Andhra Pradesh
M. V. Krishnaji1*, T. Gopi Krishna2 and N. Deborah Messiana1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Undi, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Director of Extension, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, Lam, Guntur
Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The study on effect of farm broadcast programmes on gain in knowledge of farmers on “Rice production technology” was conducted during the year 2018 – 19 as a part of Ph. D research work. The study was conducted in four districts viz., West Godavari, Srikakulam, Kurnool and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh with a sample size of 240 in experimental group and 60 in control group. Knowledge test on rice production technology was constructed with 43 items having item difficulty index ranging from 20 to 80% and item discrimination index ranging from 0.2 to 0.8. The respondents in experimental group were exposed to farm broadcast programme and collected knowledge levels before and after exposure. The knowledge levels of control group respondents also collected without exposure to farm broadcast programme. Knowledge gap among the respondents was studied with mean knowledge difference scores of tele viewing farmers. The mean knowledge scores immediately after exposure were 20.18 in experimental group and 13.67 in the control group. The gain in knowledge score was 7.12 in experimental group and 1.04 in control group. The computed ‘t’ value was found to be positive and significant at 0.01 level of probability, indicating that there was a positive and significant difference between knowledge levels before exposure and after exposure to farm broadcast programme viz., rice production technology.

Keywords: Farm broadcast programmes, Gain in Knowledge, Knowledge test, Rice production technology, Experimental group, Control group, Television, Televiewing farmers

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Krishnaji, M. V., T. Gopi Krishna and Deborah Messiana, N. 2021. Effect of Farm Broadcast Programmes on Gain in Knowledge of Farmers on Rice Production Technology in Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 777-785. doi:
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