Urban E–Inclusion:An Empirical Research
I. Yabesh Abraham Durairaj1, B. Lakshmi2, D. Chitra3
1Mr. I. Yabesh Abraham Durairaj, Research Scholar [Anna University], Assistant Professor, MBA Department, Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
2Mrs. B. Lakshmi, Research Scholar [Anna University] Assistant Professor, MBA Department, Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
3Dr.D. Chitra, Professor, MBA Department, Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 7731-7735 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5375118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5375.118419
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Abstract: In the contemporary picture there is conjoint consensus amongst all the policy makers from across the sphere that devoid of ICT and digital inclusion; the growth of an individual is stalled. Specially in developing economy like India, where poverty eradication and employment generation are foremost objectives; digital inclusion is a must. Considering factors like lack of infrastructure, primary education and availability affordable technologies and others, the strategic intervention and collaborative efforts by government and non-government organizations is indispensable. The diffusion of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) like computers and Internet provides great opportunities for the well-being of people in developing countries. Does this covenant hold on for defamed socioeconomic groupings? In examining the differences in gender we have used the notion of E-inclusion- estimated by different attributes such as skills, user access to digital devices. In exploring the factors for digital inclusion we found tertiary education and the ability to use ICTs significant. The study follows Descriptive research design. The sample consisted of people located in Chennai city. The researcher adopted structured questionnaire to collect the responses from the respondents. The main objective of the study was to understand and analyze the access to digital devices and skills required. Suitable hypotheses were framed and tested to support the study findings. The responses were analyzed using both expository statistics and inferential statistics. The outcomes additionally guide the dispute that the argument of digital inclusion needs to be examined in terms of the exclusive information needs of several socioeconomic groupings and in unique social contexts. Though the challenges that are hindering the effective digital inclusion of individuals and organizations will continue to change and accordingly government should work in the direction of building resilient, better partnerships, operating collected, to support people and organizations benefit from the internet and ICT.
Keywords: Gender, Digital Inclusion, Social Inequality, Public Access, Icts.
Scope of the Article: Digital Clone or Simulation.