COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme 2: Recent Trends in Agriculture and Resource Management

Consequences of KVK’s Kisan Mobile Sandesh in Seeking of Agricultural Information for Increasing the Income of Tribal Farmers in Barwani District Madhya Pradesh

R.S. Sikarwar, S.K. Badodiya and U.S. Awasya

Krishi Vigyan kendra TaLUN Barwani


ICTs have played a significant role in conveying the new technology in agriculture to the door of farmers. Farm advisory services is one such initiative of ICT which provides location-specific and crop-specific advisory services and facilitates the farming community for seeking agricultural information timely. Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) provides various types of farm support to the agricultural sector and KMS is a unique tool for delivering timely information to the farming community. The present study was conducted in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh. The total sample consisted of 120 tribal farmers as respondents to the study. With regards to usefulness for increasing income, the majority 72.50 per cent of respondents agreed that farm advisory plays a role in increasing income followed by 16.67 per cent of respondents were disagreed and only 10.83 per cent of respondents were undecided and confused about whether farm advisory was responsible for increasing their income. The zero-order correlation coefficient was determined between the independent variables and the dependent variable. Education, social participation, size of land holding, annual income, credit orientation, mass media exposure, innovativeness, extension participation, information-seeking behaviour, and attitude towards farm broadcast were found to have a significant relationship with the effectiveness of farm advisory. The majority of the respondents that messages should be on the latest technologies in agriculture and allied sector reported by 65.00 per cent of tribal farmers. Messages should be served in the local language accounted for 56.67 per cent with 2nd ranked. In the next order, providing voice messages was articulated by 46.67 per cent of the farmers. Another constraint was that market-related up-to-date information was explicated by 43.33 per cent of farmers

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India