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Title: Farmers information needs in rural Manipur: an assessment
Authors: Meitei, L. Shanta
Devi, Th. Purnima
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Attempts to find out the information needs of the persons engaged in the agricultural activities particularly farmers community in the rural areas of Manipur. Data on farmers information needs were collected by using pre-tested semi structured questionnaire and data processed and analyzed through Minitab-software. The paper highlights the channels of getting information by rural farmers’ community in order to fulfill their information needs. The observations of the present study have also revealed that rural farmers community need a variety of information but the required information for their day to day agricultural activities are unmet. Considerable work and efforts are needed for imparting information support for sustainable agricultural development with the application of emerging information and communication technologies for information oriented and socio-economic empowerment of the rural farming community.
Page(s): 35-40
ISSN: 0972-5423
Source:ALIS Vol.56(1) [March 2009]

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