International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

Perspective of Digital Transformation in Rural India

Dr. Satish Patel

Abstract: The digitalization of rural areas is being propelled by transformative advancements in domains such as electronic payments, digital literacy, financial inclusion, geographic mapping, and rural development. An expedited strategy for digital transformation could serve as a potent solution to tackle the enduring challenges in this context. India is experiencing a swift digital revolution, driven by the government's Digital India initiative, which seeks to metamorphose the nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Despite the urban population enjoying access to digital technologies, rural areas are predominantly left out of this digital transformation. This digital disparity poses a risk of impeding India's economic growth and overall development, underscoring the essentiality of digital inclusion in rural India for the country's advancement. Digital inclusion entails the capacity of individuals and communities to avail and utilize digital technologies, including smartphones, computers, and the Internet. In rural India, home to a substantial part of the population, the absence of digital inclusion profoundly affects economic prospects, education, healthcare, and financial accessibility. According to a recent study in 2023 by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), a mere 29% of rural India has internet access, in stark contrast to the 64% observed in urban India. This digital divide isn't just a social concern; it significantly pertains to economic implications.

Keywords: Digital India, Rural, Transformation, Knowledge, Economy, Technology

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 387 - 390

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