A Qualitative Analysis of ICT Initiatives Adoption in India and its Effect on the Rural Development

  • Mohd Abdul Moid Siddiqui Assistant Professor
  • Zainab Fatima Research Scholar
Keywords: communication, development, effects, global, growth, information technologies, information and communication technology, initiatives, rural, technologies


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been viewed as a tool that can be utilized to accomplish growth objectives in developing nations. In the same time, a big chunk of individuals living in developing countries, and particularly those in rural regions lack access to ICT. Regardless of the possibility that there have been numerous endeavors to introduce ICT, they have in general not been long lasting. This study examines the part of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) advances for rural communities. It highlights the factors prohibiting rural communities from benefitting from ICTs and technological innovations to access them. It also characterizes the role of Indian rural community information systems and furthermore lists comparative models that were successful outside India. Despite the impediments in infrastructure and low-level penetration of information technology in India, various grassroots projects are utilizing modern ICTs for the advantage of rural community. By describing selected community ventures in India, the study has recognized the bottlenecks, conceivable answers for observation of the initiatives of rural projects. The new technologies being developed can help surmount barriers present in given information resources at a low cost and make applications feasible and profitable. An expansive number of obstacles remain however inventive thoughts, break through ICT technologies and committed organizations can lead the next revolution in the developing world. The study concludes that making information rich societies is a key component in rural development. The primary commitment of our study is that of a generic framework, which can be utilized as a guideline for planning, execution, and assessment of ICT ventures in a rural developing country context accomplishing improved standards of living and overall growth of the rural community.

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