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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:2, February, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(2): 142-147

A Study on Awareness of ICT Mediated Extension Services in Arghakhanchi District of Nepal
Parmita Poudel* and Kalyan Ghadei
Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India
*Corresponding author

ICT consist of communication technology, computer technology and information management technology which is useful to reach large number of farmers in short period of time and provide appropriate information to the farmers. This study following the multistage purposive and random sampling technique in Arghakhanchi district of Nepal. The study intended to analyze the awareness of different ICTs initiatives in agriculture and find the relationship between socio economic variables and awareness of ICT mediated extension services in study area. Data was collected by structured interview schedule and used various statistical analysis tools for interpreting the data such as Frequency, Percentage, Arithmetic Mean, Standard Deviation, Correlation co -efficient. The detailed analysis of the study shows that majority of respondent possessed low level of awareness of Telecommunication and Internet based initiatives and medium level of awareness of Media initiatives in agriculture. Relationship analysis between the independent and dependent variable show that Education, land holdings, family income, Extension Agency Contact, Mass Media Exposure, media ownership, social participations and Information Seeking Behavior showed positive and significant relationship whereas, age and experiences show negatively significant relation with the awareness, of ICT initiatives in agriculture.

Keywords: ICT initiatives, Awareness, Farmers, agriculture, market availability, crop

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Parmita Poudel and Kalyan Ghadei. 2023. A Study on Awareness of ICT Mediated Extension Services in Arghakhanchi District of Nepal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(2): 142-147. doi:
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