Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Information and communication technology (ICT)

A study of Rural Women Empowerment through ICTs in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A.Padma Yasoda Kumari; Dr. A. Udaya Shankar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1176-1193

Women empowerment is important for the development of our country. A majority of the Indian women live in villages. Therefore, the development of rural women empowerment is necessary for the true development of our countries economy. The Government of India and the Planning commission of India acknowledged that rural women empowerment is to be promoted for the economic development. The rural women of India are trying to foray into entrepreneurship for their empowerment. However, the problems encountered by the rural women entrepreneurs is completely different from those of their urban counterparts. ICT sector can provide lot of chances for the rural women development through entrepreneurship. This phenomenon of contemporary practices in ICT sector is deliberated about in this study bringing forward the case study of rural women entrepreneurs of West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in ICT sector. The focus of the present paper is to gain insight into the concept of rural women entrepreneurship in ICT sector focussing on to examine the need of rural women entrepreneurs in ICT’s, barriers as well as difficulties experienced by rural women, issues and challenges in contemporary practices in ICT’s and to suggest measures for women empowerment from ICT’s