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A study on impact of ICT enabled web portal (Krishinet) on farmers

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Singh, Vinod (main author), Kameswari, V.L.V. (author)
Online journal article
Publication Date:
India: New Delhi Publishers
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
communication analysis, crops, extension, extension agents, farmer needs, farmers, government services, information needs, web sites, knowledge exchange, India (Southern Asia), information communication technology, assessments
12 pages., via online journal., In recent years, there has been extensive investment in e-governance throughout the developing world. Still, little is known about the impact of those investments, partly due to a lack of assessment guidance. In this study modified sustainable livelihood framework approach was used for studying impact of the project on farmers. Before and after data was collected from the registered farmers using recall method to assess the impact of the project on all five types of capital (Natural capital, financial capital, human capital, physical capital and social capital). It was found that after implementation of the project, in the category of natural capital, average production and average sold quantity of rice, wheat, pigeon pea, mustard, and green gram has been significantly increased and in the category of financial capital, respondents’ average family income, earning from agriculture and allied sector and benefit from government schemes has been significantly increased and in the category of human capital, average number of training received by respondents and average number of extension contacts made by respondents has been significantly increased and in the category of physical capital, average storage facility has been increased by respondents and in the category of social capital, average number of meetings attended by respondents in Krishi Gyan Kendra has been significantly increased.