Ict for Rural Development

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Research Paper On
Information and Communication Technology
For Development in Rural Areas Author 1: Author 2: Miss. Shruti V. Chaudhari Mr. Dhiraj Shirode shruti.chaudhari@gmail.com shirodedhiraj@gmail.com From G.H.Raisoni Institute Information Technology

Introduction: Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is possibly the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. - Freeman Dyson ICT (information and communications technology) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, on all sides of: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning. ICTs are often spoken of in a particular context, such as ICTs in education, health care, or libraries. The term is somewhat more common outside of the United States. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are being increasingly used by the government to deliver its services at the locations convenient to the citizens. The rural ICT Applications attempt to offer the services of central agencies (like district administration, Cooperative union, and state and central government departments) to the citizens at their Village door steps. These applications utilize the ICT in offering improved and affordable Connectivity and processing solutions. According to the European Commission, the importance of ICTs lies less in the technology itself than in its ability to create greater access to information and communication in underserved populations. Many countries around the world have established organizations for the promotion of ICTs, because it is feared that unless less technologically advanced areas have a chance to catch up, the increasing technological advances in developed nations will only serve to exacerbate the already-existing economic gap between technological "have" and "have not" areas. Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the fields of socioeconomic development, international development and human rights. The basic hypothesis behind the approach is that more and better information and communication furthers the development of a society (be this to improve income, education, health, security, or any other aspect of human development). Due to the information and communication technology, society is well developed and makes the innovation in any sector. In the past day, all the people are not ready to change their mind and also not ready to change their thinking. In new days, when new technology developed, the people are ready to apposed it but when they saw the terrific impact to society. People are trying to use these technologies that time the information not achieved in rural area or we can say in illiteracy sectors. When in the rural areas this technology is reaches, it helps very well specially to farmers. Due to technology, all the people are successful to removed their illiteracy, uneducatedness, try to new innovation and achieved the smartness. With the help of information and communication technology, the government can create new policies to development of rural areas and provided all the information through the communication media. ICT Availability for Rural Applications Computers have become more powerful, user friendly and less expensive. The PC revolution has brought them closer to the users to the extent that in number cases users have designed and developed their own applications. However, till recently, it has not become easy to create local content and regional language interfaces, to facilitate their use in villages. In addition, although the hardware costs are coming down, the total cost of ownership for rural applications is quite high. The costs of...
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