ICTs, e-Governance and Rural Development

A Ghosh, K. Y. Nakray, S Singh

ABSTRACT 

Rural India continues to be economically and socially backward and faces problems of inadequate infrastructure such as roads, electricity, inadequate access to government functionaries, health workers, primary school teachers agricultural extension workers and poor resource base for the productive economic activity. Governance through use of ICTs .is expected to solve a variety of problems from removal of hardship in obtaining services from, government authorities, having transparency to alleviating poverty. ICTs and e-Governance hold the promise for better governance for rural India, provided resources are made available for building infrastructure and developing capabilities of rural masses. This paper critically examines the present, situation of E-governance in rural India and offers some suggestions for better implementation of E-governance.