Dimensions of digital divide and digital opportunities: An Indian scenario

MURULI ., Bharath Kumar S.


It is undisputed that digital divide is ubiquitous. Despite the constant attempts made to emerge the gap between information poor and information rich, the digital gap still exists in India. The present paper at the outset illustrates India’s position in use of internet and computer technology. Some initiatives taken by Indian government, Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and library and information centres in India to help bridging the gap are emphasized. The study also describes the importance of e-governance implementation to promote digital opportunities. The responsibilities of library and information professionals are acknowledged and a proposal for libraries to proactively involve in setting up the directions to overcome digital divide is outlined.


Digital divide, virtual libraries, role of libraries, e-governance, internet, Information and Communication Technology.

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