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A Study of Cost-effectiveness of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Centers in Western Maharashtra with Respect to Rural Development: Using the Delphi Technique


  • Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Institute of MCA, Akurdi, Pune, India


This urban study center was aimed to spot the effectiveness of rural information and communications technologies (ICT) centers in rural communities of Satara district, geographic region. Rural data and communication technology (ICT) centers play a vital role in rural development throughout e-governance in rural areas. The study utilized an urban center technique, Delphi out by participation of ICT consultants to 1st confirm indicators of effectiveness. Supported the known indicators, effectiveness of rural ICT centers were assessed utilizing structured interviews with form. Results indicated that a majority of rural used net services despite its handiness. ICT centers conjointly showed to possess low effectiveness up household's financial gain, employment rate, diffusion of agricultural data, and e-commerce. They were found to be effective, up to some extent, in preventing migration to urban areas and decreasing variety of daily journeys to close cities still as facilitating communication needs and up e-governance.


E-Governance, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center.

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