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RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA THROUGH VILLAGE KNOWLEDGE CENTERS

Suniti Chandiok

Abstract


Information and Communications technologies (ICTs) play a chief role in the development of societies. For many years, India has tested with extending its reach of ICTs to rural areas with a view to bringing development to these areas. This paper examines the implementation of Village knowledge Centers in rural India with a description on developmental differences between urban and rural areas in India and the implementation of rural projects that extend ICTs to rural areas. We have examined prior work and described the Village knowledge Center Project by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) located in Chennai, India. A discussion through field visits, observations and analysis of the role of woman and its benefits of such projects, issues, and possible directions for future work in this area has been done in this paper.


Keywords


Knowledge, Information technology, Rural development, Knowledge Center, Village Knowledge Center, Rural Women

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