Information Needs of Indian Farmers: An Elixir for Connect and Disconnect of Agriculture

Sunil Kumar, Rahul Singh, D.U.M. Rao and Jitendra Chauhan


This paper aims to study the information needs of the farmer, their access, utilization and constraints faced in<br />getting information. Information were collected on the purview of information needs, access and utilization of<br />information sources and constraints faced or being faced and attitude towards modern Information and<br />communication technology (ICT). Review of related literature with information need, access, utilization, constraints<br />towards ICT tools were used in the study. The Recommendations of study are given for developing ICT-based<br />agricultural information management and delivery system and effective and relevant modification and redesigning<br />in available technologies and setting up of awareness and capacity building programmes for farmers.

Keyword: Information Needs; Access; Farmers; ICT; Utilization; Constraints

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