STUDY OF IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Information and Communication Technology
Author(s):
SANDHIKA KOTHARI, AMIT SINGH
Keywords:
ICT(information and communication technology), Rural development
Abstract
The present study focuses on finding out the impact of information and communication technology on rural development. Rural development is very crucial for overall development of nation. As 65.07% of total population are living in rural areas and it is equally important to strengthen the rural economy which Contribute significantly to the GDP of the country. Before the introduction of ICT rural people were facing many obstacles in day to day life as well in selling their Agri products and availing benefits of government schemes. Through ICT they are getting ample of opportunities, still the rate of growth is not satisfactory. So, the present paper focuses on impact of effectiveness of ICT policy on agriculture development, education, rural economic development and e-governance in rural development and providing appropriate suggestions & strategies for the development in rural areas. Findings: Introduction of ICT in rural India is proving them ample of opportunities with autonomy in conducting their daily affairs. Impact is significant and positive, still it is not satisfactory as infrastructural set up of technologies is not up to the mark, and peoples are not aware about ICT in all respect. It acquainted new challenges for its successful implementation. Conclusion: this paper concludes that ICT is crucial for rural development, with proper knowledge and complete awareness it can be implemented successfully. Proper policy and framework will enhance rate of growth and development.
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Unique Paper ID: 158701

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

Page(s): 463 - 467
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