Socio-Economic Impact of ICT on Rural Women: Problems of Prospects

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 08:30
Oral Presentation
Mukesh RANGA, CSJM University, Kanpur (INDIA), India
Information technology revolution has tremendously changed the livelihood of the people around the globe. People are able to get the updated information in fraction of moments. In India, approximately 75% of population lives in villages and share of women population is 48%. Information Technology is aggressively adopted by the people of India. ICT has influences a lot the life of women. They are getting updated information in areas of education, politics, social and economics.ICT has also influenced the life of rural women by making them more aware about the social reforms, better sources of income and purchase of products for family and her. Increasing literacy and awareness of technology has improved the decision making power of rural women. Government has taken several initiatives to disseminate the awareness among the people. Rural women have to face the constraint in usage of information technology due to social sanctions and low awareness. Rural areas and local bodies are mainly male dominated and local rituals play a vital role in controlling social system. Although with the efforts of government the women participation in rural administration has increased but still they are lagging behind. Present study explores the socio-economic empowerment of rural women in Uttar-Pradesh.