Role of ICT in rural development in India: A study on Panchayati raj institutions in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): Oruganti Venkateswara Rao
Abstract: The present study examines the Role of ICT in Rural Development In India - A Study on Panchayati Raj Institutions In Prakasam District Of Andhra Pradesh. The present study is based on both Primary and Secondary Data. The study is basically descriptive in nature. It has used both extensive secondary data and in-depth primary field data while exploring the objectives. The Primary Data is collected with the help of Interview Schedule through a well-structured questionnaire. Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh is selected for the study. There were 56 Mandal in Prakasam District, out of 56, 3 Mandals are selected for the study based on the performance. Multi-state random sampling technique was employed to select the mandals and panchayats. From each mandal 05 panchayats and 10 respondents from each pachayat are selected for the study. Purposive sampling technique is used to select the respondents at the panchayat level. The total number of panchayats selected for the study was 15.Total Number of Sample Respondents for the Study was 150. Interactions with officials of PRIs on implementation of e-panchayats are held in the study area. Besides, interviews with elected representative of PRIs on effective service delivery of e- panchayats in the study area. Wherever possible focus group discussion was conducted among different categories of people to understand the Policies of ICT, especially performance of Digital Panchayats in the study area. The implications of this findings and the importance of this study are also discussed.
Oruganti Venkateswara Rao. Role of ICT in rural development in India: A study on Panchayati raj institutions in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. Int J Political Sci Governance 2022;4(1):177-182. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2022.v4.i1c.151