Satisfaction Level of Farmers Regarding e-Choupal Services
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Keywords:e chaupal, Services, Marketing, ITC
e-Choupal tackles the challenges posed by Indian Agriculture, characterized by fragmented farms, weak infrastructure and the involvement of intermediaries. The programme installs computers with Internet access in
rural areas of India to offer farmers up-to-date marketing and agricultural information. ITC Limited kiosk withÂ Internet access is run by a sanchalak- a trained farmer. Being one among the numerous private ICT initiativesÂ need to be studied in detail owing to its success and to know about satisfaction level of users for various services provided by e-choupal. Multistage Purposive random sampling technique was adopted to carry out
the research. Two villages out of two selected block were randomly selected, and from each selected village 30Â e-Choupal users selected randomly for data collection. Results revealed that more than seventy five percent
respondents â€˜Strongly agreeâ€™ over the bench mark price set by ITC for crops procurement is comparatively higher than any other agencies while, more than 65% respondents were highly satisfied with marketing of
crops. Majority were medium level satisfied with supply of proper inputs by e- choupal.
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