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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Sustainable Development
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Dutta, Subrata Kr.
xiv+250p.,col., figs.,tabls.,23 cm
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Weight :  534 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  23 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2013
 

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ISBN: 9788170358183
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1295.00  

Modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) have many things to offer for the socio-economic development of nation. ICTs have the potential to increase agriculture production, provide better health services in remote locations and ensure people’s access to information and education. Certain traditional barriers in development can be reduced by improving access to information, expanding the market base, enhancing employment opportunities and making government services work better. This book has made an attempt to understand the importance of new ICTs in achieving the desired developmental goals. The topics have been dealt within a logical sequence and the concepts explains in lucid manner.

Acknowledgements  
v


Foreword by Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala  
ix


Review Note by Dr. Nicholas K. Alipui  
xv

 


1.  
Introduction  
1

 
1.  
Information and Communication Technologies in
Development: Fundamental Issues

 
1.1  
What is Information?

 
1.2  
Various Processes of Communication

 
1.3  
Types of Communication

 
1.4  
Intrapersonal Communication:

 
1.5  
Interpersonal Communication

 
1.6  
Group Communication

 
1.7  
Mass Communication

 
1.8  
Communication Tools

 


2.  
 
 
 
 
Role and Use of ICT in Development Communication  
23

 
2.1  
Radio

 
2.2  
Television

 
2.3  
Internet

 
2.4  
Impact of Information Technology in Development

 
2.4.1  
Present Scenario

 
2.4.2  
Communicating with Farmers

 
2.5  
Information Technology and Media

 
2.6  
ICTs for Health Services

 
2.6.1  
Healthcare Challenges in the Indian Context:  

IT Perspective

 
2.6.2  
Health Status in India

 


3.  
Major ICT Policy Initiatives  
71

 
3.1  
Strategic Planning, Vision, Processes and  

Outcome Setting in ICT Policy

 
3.1.1  
ICTs as Tolls for Socio-Economic Development

 
3.2  
IT Policy of Madhya Pradesh

 
3.3  
Bengal IT Policy

 
3.4  
A Comparative Scenarios of Two States’ Policies

 
3.5  
Major Differences in the Policies of Two States

 


4.  
E-governance in India  
96

 
4.1 
 
 
 
A Pragmatic Overview of e-Governance Programmes

 
4.1.1  
Needed Access

 
4.1.2  
Capacity Building

 
4.2 
 
 
 
E-governance Programmes in Madhya Pradesh

 
4.2.1  
E-strategies and Decentralisation of Democracy  

in MP

 
4.2.2  
Road Map of Madhya Pradesh e-Governance  

Services

 
4.2.3  
Computerisation of Mandi Board

 
4.2.4  
Integrated Treasury Computerization Project

 
4.2.5  
Online Tax Submission

 
4.2.6  
Computerisation of Commercial Tax Department

 
4.2.7  
E-sewa in Transport Department

 
4.2.8  
Bhu-Abhilekh for Maintaining of Land Records

 
4.2.9  
E-governance Programme for School Education

 
4.3  
 
E-governance Programmes i

Dr. Subrata Kr. Dutta, Ph.D. in Development Communication and a Master in Mass Communication, Post Graduate in Human Rights and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.
Subrata Kr. Dutta has 18 years professional experience in development, corporate communication and journalism. He has dedicated many years of his professional career for the upliftment of poor and vulnerable population by activity leading various grass-root and national level policy advocacy initiatives. He was awarded ‘WABA Fellowship’ in Malaysia for his leadership role in promoting human rights.

   

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