ICTs in Rural India: User Perspective Study of Two Different Models in Madhya Pradesh and Rural Bihar, India

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Tiwari, M. and Sharmistha, Uma 2008. ICTs in Rural India: User Perspective Study of Two Different Models in Madhya Pradesh and Rural Bihar, India. Science, Technology & Society. 13 (2).
AuthorsTiwari, M. and Sharmistha, Uma
Abstract

This article presents fi ndings of two user perspective studies on the impact of ICTs in
rural India. It is based on fi eldwork conducted by the authors in Dhar district of Madhya
Pradesh and Madhubani district of Bihar. The fi rst study examines the impact of a state-led
ICT initiative. The second looks at the impact of an ICT initiative by a non-government
organisation. The article identifi es issues critical to enhancing the accessibility of ICT
services to the poorest rural households. A comparison is made between the two models in
reaching the ICT services to the rural poor.

Keywordsstate-led ICT; non-government-led ICT; poverty reduction strategies; rural India; export-oriented ICT sector; developing economies
JournalScience, Technology & Society
Journal citation13 (2)
ISSN0971-7218
Year2008
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/097172180801300204
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1014
Publication dates
PrintSep 2008
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Deposited11 Nov 2010
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Tiwari, M., Sharmistha, U. (2008) ‘ICTs in Rural India: User Perspective Study of Two Different Models in Madhya Pradesh and Rural Bihar, India’, Science, Technology & Society 13 (2) pp. 233–258.

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