E- Governance tool for infra developement - E governance :...

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E governance : effective tool for rural infrastructure development Sharad Agarwal 1 Apratim Bhaskar 2 Abstract Majority of Population in the developing countries leaves in rural areas and governments at various levels also spends heavily on the rural infrastructure development through numerous schemes. Due to non transparency in the traditional administrative systems, major funds drain down without reaching to the beneficiaries and majority of the population remains deprived of infrastructure facilities actually meant for them and there upliftment. This paper aims to highlight the role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play through good governance, better accountability and enhanced outreach in the realm of rural infrastructure development and also a literature review of various initiatives taken by several organization in this regard and there current status. Keywords: E- governance, rural infrastructure, policymakers, leakage of funds =============================================== 1: M.B.A. student -Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India. Email: sharad2021@gmail.com 2: M.B.A. student -Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India. Email: apratim.bhaskar1@gmail.com
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E governance : effective tool for rural infrastructure development ―The citizen is the most important visitor in our premises. He is not dependant on us. We are dependent on him. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so‖. Mahatma Gandhi Introduction: India is a home to about 1,156,897,766 people (July 2009 est.) (US Census bureau) which makes it the second most populous country in the world with a total area of 32,873 thousand sq km (World Bank’s data) which makes it the seventh largest country in the world (area wise), considering its size with huge ethnic, religious and lingual diversity (World bank’s fact book) E governance has specific significance for this country because it helps to tackle issues of distance and diversity (Gautam V.,2003) About 25 % of total Indian population lives below poverty line (BPL) .Providing basic amenities of Food , Clothing and shelter remains a great challenge, particularly to BPL section of the society for both the central and state governments in the country . According to the census of India 2001, 72.20% of the total Indian population lives in rural areas of the country in contrast to the 27.80 % which lives in urban areas (Census of India,2001). With the exponential increase in the real estate prices in the recent times, housing for BPL population both in urban and rural areas remains an area of great concern for the governments and administrators at various levels. Proper housing conditions are a necessity for better health of
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an individual with improved sanitation, protection from hostile whether etc. which leads to reducing the burden on public health expenses due to the improved health of the individuals and
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course MGMT 549 taught by Professor Professorarunkvaish during the Spring '10 term at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Hyderabad.

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