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e-Readiness in Agricultural Extension System

Raksha, I. Sreeniwasa Rao, Shaik N. Meera and Vinod Kumar

Abstract

A study was conducted in Ranga reddy district of Andhra Pradesh to measure the e-readiness of the public sector agricultural extension personnel towards use of ICTs. An index was developed to measure the e-readiness of extension personnel towards use of ICTs in agricultural extension system. Here, e-readiness is defined as physical, motivational, and literacy readiness of extension personnel to use ICTs in agricultural extension system. The findings show that majority of the respondents were old, male, doctorate, have less experience in job. About 27 per cent respondents possess smart phone and 47 per cent respondents have internet connection to their mobile phones. Study also reveals that respondents have enough accessibility and availability of ICTs in their working place, basic ICTs skills and high motivation. The areas which need attention are internet skills and software literacy skills

Keyword: Agriculture; e-readiness; Extension personnel;Agriculture; e-readiness;

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