Development of IT-Infrastructure for Rural Connectivity: A Pro-poor Approach to E-Governance for Rural Development in India

  • Karunamay SubuddhiEmail author
Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 4)

Globalization and ICT: Introduction

The most important force driving the contemporary global society is information and communication technology (ICT). The inventive march of human efforts in ICTs in the global culture has shown new dimensions to the development work, knowledge and information exchange, and many other networking facilities. Informationalization has changed the structures of social action as well as institutional sites of cultural processes in several ways. In the “information society,” the information intensity of all activities has led to new forms and substances in the organization of society, economy, the labor market, and culture. Information has become one of the primary goods, which, in a particular minimum, is required for everybody. Increasingly, access to computers and the Internet is becoming a basic necessity to achieve specific training and education, especially distant education or adult education. According to John Rawls (1971) and Amartya Sen (1985),...


Rural Development Nongovernmental Organization Digital Divide Rural Development Program National Informatics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyMumbai

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