Innovative Vision of Digital India for Rural Development

Title: Innovative Vision of Digital India for Rural Development
Publisher: Guru Nanak Publications
Series: Volume 1 Issue 1
Authors: N.SakitaSri, P.Srilakshmi


Abstract

Among the emerging Asian Economies, India is a nation with 70 % of population living in rural areas which call more focus for the development of Rural India. The vision for digital India unveiled by the government is a path breaking and transformation change in various sections of the society with rural India poised for the biggest beneficiary of this change.ICT(Information and Communication Technology) acts as a provider of major opportunities to rural livelihoods and contributes towards poverty reduction. Productivity of rural areas can be enhanced by usage of ICT. Through various e-Governance initiatives like Gyandoot, Tata Kissan Kendra, Kissan Call Centers etc., Government of India has ambitious objectives of transforming the interaction of citizens with government in an electronic form. Through this, Government can ensure more transparency and better administration. Through this paper an attempt has been made to identify various building blocks that have led to rural development through various ICT initiatives and innovative techniques.

Keywords

Digital divide, Digital India, E-Governance, ICT, Rural Development

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