ICT Use in Rural India: Innovations Bridge the Digital Chasm
Professor Subhash Bhatnagar
The IEE John Pinkerton Lecture 2005 Speaker: Professor Subhash Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
07 June 2005 IT channel
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About the presentation
India has benefited economically from the development of the ICT services sector. However, India has also been subject to a growing digital divide. In some countries, NGOs and private firms have begun implementing ICT applications to address knowledge gaps, providing the poor a level playing field with village power structures, governments, and markets. A few of these initiatives have achieved a noticeable scale and have significantly improved delivery of social, economic and government services to the rural poor.
About the speaker
Subhash Bhatnagar is an adjunct professor with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and works half time as a consultant with the World Bank in Washington DC. He co chairs a Thematic Group on e-development at the World Bank and is responsible for mainstreaming e-government applications in the activities of the Bank.
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