Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Utility pattern of ICT tools for transfer of technology by the extension personnel
Swati Dewangan, MK Dubey, Uttam Singh and Bhisham Kumar
The present study was undertaken in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh Plain during 2018-19 to ascertain the utility pattern of ICT tools for transfer of technology (TOT) by the extension personnel. Chhattisgarh is a new state and having faster growth rate in agriculture as well as access to different ICT tools Computer with Internet. Since the Chhattisgarh government has launched the SKY scheme to ensure the availability of internet connectivity to remote areas, so it was also necessary to study the utilization pattern of ICT tools for the execution and strengthen of the extension activities. Total 99 extension personnel were selected by using proportionate random sampling from four randomly selected blocks (Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Khairagarh and Chowki) and the total 08 ICT tools (mobile, computer, internet, telephone, teleconferencing, agricultural websites & portals, agriculture - based mobile apps and laptop) were selected for the study. The data were collected through a personal interview with the help of pre - structured interview schedule. The result showed that the majority (58.59%) of extension personnel had a medium extent of utilization of ICT tools. It is due to their accessibility to ICT tools in their level for transfer of technology. Regarding the purpose of utilization, they were using the mobile, computer, internet, telephone, agricultural website & portals, agriculture-based mobile apps and laptop for information purpose. For transfer of technology, the majority of them were using mobile, whereas internet and laptop for training purpose. Mobile was used by the majority of extension personnel for making / sending reports while mobile and internet were used by the majority of them for organizational communication. The level of utilization may be improved in both levels by providing more facilities by the government as well as proper training and extension strategies can be followed.
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Swati Dewangan, MK Dubey, Uttam Singh and Bhisham Kumar. Utility pattern of ICT tools for transfer of technology by the extension personnel. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):412-414.