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Role of Information Technology (IT) in Rural Development

Author(s): Vibhavari Rambhau Pandit

Journal: International Journal of Knowledge and Research in Management and E-Commerce
ISSN 2231-203X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

This paper focuses on the ongoing projects that aim to provide IT based services to rural population in India. This paper outlines on finding out the relationship of living locality, work and life style with the person’s health, and development  related with agriculture. Introduction of GIS. Explain the role of GIS in various areas like agriculture crop management and production, projects for propelling rural development  and discusses some on going projects. Discusses some suggestions about how can information technology (IT) helps to rural development. This paper highlights how the Government, the corporate sector, NGOs and educational institutions have supported rural development by encouraging digital libraries, e-business, e-learning and e-governance. And  focuses on training semi rural women in New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in local language adopting the suitable contextual form.The analysis highlights the common building blocks required for successful implementation, and the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
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