The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Rural Development

Mr. Amit Doegar,
Mr. Rama Krishna Challa
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly the Internet, are transforming all human activities dependent on information, including rural development. ICTs present new opportunities for individuals and communities to be not only consumers but also producers of information. In this paper we emphasize that there is a need to develop ICT strategies and investments for rural areas taking into consideration differences in languages, culture, socio-economic conditions and infrastructure.

Keywords: ICTs
Stream: Technology in Community
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Rural Development

Mr. Amit Doegar

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NITTTR

Amit Doegar is working as a Lecturer in Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Mr. Rama Krishna Challa

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NITTTR

C. Rama Krishna received Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (with distinction) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 1992. He received his M.Tech. degree with specialization in Digital Electronics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India in 1995. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in the area of wireless ad hoc networks from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India since 2002. His research interests are development and analysis of protocols for wired and wireless networks, digital system design, digital signal procerssing.

Ref: T06P0280