ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Strategies for a New Era

 Securing India’s Future in the New Millennium edited by Brahma Chellaney; Orient Longman; pp 639, Rs 700.

Technology for All

Since 1990 the human development index, although much discussed and sharply criticised and despite its many problems, has become an accepted measure for determining relative development. Subsequent Human Development Reports (HDR) have introduced other measures, gender empowerment measure, gender-related development index, and human poverty index, each of which has provided a tool for assessing various components of social development.

ICTs in Rural Poverty Alleviation

Social structures are crucial in determining who is able to access any technology and use it beneficially. While making new information and communication technologies (ICTs) cheap will make them more accessible to the poor, there will be other factors which determine their impact. The current low penetration of ICTs is a reflection of the digital divide in overcoming which there is no way to bypass a confrontation of low educational levels, which itself is linked to landlessness.

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