Krushna Adwe and Adhiti Bhanotra
Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai, MAFSU, Maharashtra, INDIA
ICT tools can play an important role in awareness as well as reaching out to a large number of farmers at the same time. The present study was carried out in Thane district of Maharashtra. Thane district has 7 blocks, out of which four blocks were randomly selected. From each block, five villages were selected and from each village, six respondents who were using ICT tools and having at least 03 milch animals at the time of study were selected randomly. Therefore, a total of 120 livestock-rearing farmers were selected for the present study. The respondents were interviewed, individually, at their homes. Statistical measures used during this study include frequency, percentage, and Cumulative square root frequency (CSRT). 60.83 per cent of respondents in the study area belonged to the medium age category. The study area had 43.30, 26.67, and 04.17 per cent secondary, higher secondary and primary educated farmers respectively. The majority 56.67 per cent of respondents had nuclear families while 43.33 per cent of farmers belonged to joint families. 38.33 per cent of farmers belonged to the medium family size category. 45.00 per cent of respondents had dairying as their main occupation. The majority of 71.67 per cent of respondents had medium land holding. The majority 75.60 per cent respondents had medium herd size, while 51.67 per cent of less than 05 years respondents had low farming experience. The majority of respondents 55.00 per cent have low availability of ICT tools, while the majority of respondents 50.83 per cent has a medium level of affordability of ICT tools.