Research Biotica, Volume 3, Issue 4 : 176-178. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio.3.4.2021.176-178
Research Article

Published on : 17-Oct-2021

Extent of Uses of Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture by the Vegetable Growers of Tripura

  • Rajib Das
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Khowai, Tripura (799 207), India
  • Subrata Majumder
  • Dept. of Information Technology, M.B.B. College, Agartala, Tripura (799 001), India

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology has transformed the role of unified communication and integration of telecommunication to built easy system for better uses of ICTs which helped create systems for responding to a wide range of societal needs. ICT means combination of all those tools and machineries which used to handle the information and communication. It includes computes, networks, hardware, software’s, malwares etc. Timely accessibility of suitable information is urgent need for any country’s development. Harnessing advantages of Information and Communication Technology (hereafter to be mentioned as ICTs) for changing the face of agriculture, in terms of production and productivity and farmers’ wellbeing; calls for a separate set of knowledge, skill, ability and higher (if possible fullest) extent of use by the farming communities. ICT has a significant role to bridge the gap of information dissemination to the farmers. In the present study an attempt has been made to identify the extent of use of Information Communication Technology in Agriculture by the vegetable growers of Tripura. The study was conducted in south Tripura district of Tripura state taking a purposive sample of 120 nos. vegetable growers. The data was collected using pre-tested structure schedule via personal interview. It was found that vegetable growers preferred to utilize informal information sources more than ICTs in respect to vegetable cultivation. Therefore it is recommended to popularize the strategic use of user friendly ICT tools for better and faster outreach to the target farmers.

Keywords

Agriculture, ICT tools, Tripura, Uses, Vegetable growers

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