Information Needs among Farmers
A Study with Special Reference to Chhattisgarh
The study aims at exploring the extent of agriculture information needs among farmers in the Chhattisgarh state. Chhattisgarh state having 27 districts and out of 9 districts, 400 farmers were select for the study. Chhattisgarh state was purposively selected for study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select sample from population. Findings shows that majority of respondents (56.00%) were small farmers with having land holdings between 2.51 to 5 acres and majority of the respondents were assigned 1st rank to diseases related information need, followed by 2nd rank to improved seeds, 3rd rank to pesticides, 4th rank to fertilizers, 5th rank to government schemes. It was noted that the most of the respondents obtained information from their friends, neighbours and relatives. The result found that the most number of respondents believed that whatever information provided by the kisan mitra, progressive farmers and friend are very credible.