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Title:
BREAKING THROUGH THE INTERNET: REGIONAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN SOUTH ASIA

Authors:
Shivraj Duggal

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Shivraj Duggal
The Shri Ram School Moulsari

MLA 8
Duggal, Shivraj. "BREAKING THROUGH THE INTERNET: REGIONAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN SOUTH ASIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 7094-7100, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=540. Accessed Nov. 2019.
APA
Duggal, S. (2019, November). BREAKING THROUGH THE INTERNET: REGIONAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN SOUTH ASIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(11), 7094-7100. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=540
Chicago
Duggal, Shivraj. "BREAKING THROUGH THE INTERNET: REGIONAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN SOUTH ASIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 11 (November 2019), 7094-7100. Accessed November, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=540.

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Abstract:
The role of the internet and its importance across the world, particularly in developing countries, has grown sharply in the past two decades, with many communities, businesses, industries, organizations, and even governments coming to rely on its potential for wide outreach and capacity to advanced networking, alongside the enabling of other processes and technologies for creating and managing services, analysing and collecting data, creating new methods of citizen empowerment, and empowering digital democracy through multiple forms. The importance of digital literacy, thus, has grown alongside this; yet education in information and communication technologies (ICTs) has not yet effectively seeped into different other classes and stratas of society -- it remains yet elusive to millions of people in lower classes, religions, castes, and furthermore the spread of ICTs is limited and slower in many underprivileged regions of South Asia and the world. This paper thus attempts to map the regional and socio-economic effects of digital literacy in South Asia, mapping multiple forms of the definition of the term, and considering cases and the evolution of ICT literacy in countries, taking an economic perspective towards reviewing its benefits.