This paper aims to study the impact of ICTs on rural development. This paper is based on field studies of rural information centres in villages in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
|Keywords:||Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Development, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, India|
Jayan Jose Thomas has completed his Ph.D. in development studies, and has wide research interests in development economics and political economy. He has worked and published papers on the links between industrialization and human development, new technologies and development, issues of labour, Indian economy, and the economy of Kerala. He is currently involved in a project that aims to study the impact of information and communication technologies in India's rural areas. He was awarded the 'Young Labour Economist Award' of the Indian Society of Labour Economics in 2003. He will be teaching a course on 'Knowledge Economies' in the semester starting in January 2005. His future plans for research include the writing of a book on the association between industrial and social development based on the experience of the Indian State of Kerala; and carrying out a research project on the knowledge economy of India.
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