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Title:
ACCESSING THE NEED FOR ICT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

Authors:
Arnav Gupta

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Arnav Gupta
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram

MLA 8
Gupta, Arnav. "ACCESSING THE NEED FOR ICT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 7019-7026, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=532. Accessed Nov. 2019.
APA
Gupta, A. (2019, November). ACCESSING THE NEED FOR ICT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(11), 7019-7026. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=532
Chicago
Gupta, Arnav. "ACCESSING THE NEED FOR ICT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 11 (November 2019), 7019-7026. Accessed November, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=532.

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Abstract:
Economic development in rural India has been sluggish as compared to urban areas. This has been attributed to the lack of progress in key developmental areas including healthcare and education. Moreover, agricultural techniques that are used in rural India are traditional and devoid of modern technology, which significantly reduces productivity. This paper has analyzed the value of Information Communications Technology in causing positive changes and streamlining the process in these key development areas. It has been found that the use of ICT makes healthcare and education more affordable and accessible, and information dissemination that it allows positively influences the decision making of farmers and increases productivity. This paper has also concluded that India lacks the necessary technological infrastructure to effectively deploy ICT in rural India. The presence of infrastructure reduces the cost of services borne by individuals and makes them more accessible. Lastly, this paper provides policy recommendations regarding the implementation of ICT in rural India through the stimulation of private investment and the development of a strict networking and monitoring mechanism.