Information and Communication Technology: Gender Development in India
It can shape and enhance wide range of developmental applications in agriculture, industry and social sectors, influencing all sections of society. ICT provides unique opportunities for human development. At the same time, ICT has been widening the gaps between and within countries, regions, genders while increasing disparities between the rural-urban, rich-poor, elite-neglected and also within the different categories of women in various spheres of activity. There is a need to take new technologies to the grass-root level, integrate them with the traditional, existing value based processes and methods, internet and other communication facilities have to take e-commerce, e-governance and other facilitators closer to the rural poor, particularly rural women so as to enable them engage in learning process more actively since school stage, build up their capacities to make them involve and participate in productive activities, institutional building, family and social transformation, decision making, political representation, trade and commerce, entrepreneurial development and as social leaders. There is a need to enhance opportunities to women to enable them own, manage and control industries and service enterprises including IT-based units, provide more opportunities to them in higher managerial, technical positions in government agencies, research, educational institutions in private and public sectors, without confining their role to only call centers, tele centres, data-entry level and lower levels in the organizations. ICT has to address to all problems of women as a whole and has to be used to facilitate to build up women empowered society. This paper discusses the current ICT tools like e-governance, e-learning, e-finance and ICT developments, its impact on women empowerment in India. E-education and its role in higher education and Transition from BPO (Business Process Out sourcing) to KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing).
Keywords: Information & Communication Technology, Gender Development, Women Empowerment, ICT Tools and Information Economy
Dr. Lal B. Suresh
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kakatiya University
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Ph.D. Economics (Environmental Economics) Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India 1999
M.Phil. Economics (Labor Migration) Kakatiya University, Warangal AP, India 1995
M.A. Economics (Labor & Tribal Studies) Kakatiya University, Warangal AP, India 1992
M.Sc. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) MD University, Rohtak, Haryana, India 2007
AREA OF RESEARCH
Environmental Economics, Health Economics and IT Applications in Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics, Kakatiya University, 2001-present.
Faculty in Economics APRJ College, Sarvail, Nalgonda, AP, 1996-2001.
1. Lal B.Suresh, T. Joga Chary, (2006): An Empirical Study on Child Ragpickers in Warangal City, Indian Journal of Human Rights & Justice Vol-2, No. 1-2, p.no. 39-48, Serials, New Delhi.
2. Lal B.Suresh, (2006): Health Status and Health Practices among the Tribals: A Case Study in AP, Journal of Social Anthropology, vol-3, No.2 Dec, Serials, New Delhi. P.no.233-239
3. Lal B. Suresh, (2006): Socio-Economic Conditions of Toddy Tappers in AP – A Case Study of Sarvail Village, (KUJOSS) K.U Journal of Social Sciences, Warangal, Jan- Jun, Vol-I No.2 pp-119-127.
4 Lal B.Suresh, Mrs. A. Padma, (2005): Empowerment of Tribal Women in Andhra Pradesh. Southern Economist, Vol-44, no-15&16, December.
5. Lal B. Suresh, Ms. B. Sharada, (2005): Fertilizer and Environmental Pollution
The Economic Challenger No-07 Issued-28, July September.
6. Lal B. Suresh, Mrs. A. Padma, (2005): Origin and History of Banjara in Andhra Pradesh a Historical Account, Vanyajati Vol-53, No-3 July.
7. Lal B. Suresh, Shaik Ahmed Hussain, (2004): Socio-Economic Environment of Daily Labour Market Andhra Pradesh A Case Study of Karimnagar Town, Kakatiya Business Review. Vol-1 No-1 March.
8. Lal B. Suresh, Ms. B. Rama, Hussain SK Ahmed, (2004): Information Technology for Rural Development: An Overview, The Economic Challenger. No.-6 Issue-23 April-June.
9. Lal B. Suresh, M. Rathan Jyothi, N. Mallaiah Swamy, (2003): Urban Migration of Tribal labour in North Telangana of Andhra Pradesh, The Economic Challenger, No-05 Issue-20, July-September.
10. Lal B. Suresh, M. Rathan Jyothi, (2003): Consumption Pattern of Tribal Households: A Study of Banjaras, The Economic Challenger No-05, Issue-18, January-March.
11. Lal B. Suresh, M. Ravinder, N. Mallaiah Swamy; (2003): Tribe Forest Relationship an Overview, Girijan Sanskrit Vol -10, No-2 July.
12. Lal B. Suresh, (2003): Sacred Tradition of Banjaras in Andhra Pradesh,
Man in India. Vol-83, No 3&4, July-December.
13. Lal B. Suresh, M. Joseph, (2000): Socio-Cultural Impact of Industrialization on Telangana Tribal Groups of AP, Girijan Sanskrit, Vol- 8 No-2, July.
14. M. Ravinder, Ch. Sammaiah, Lal B. Suresh, (1994): Economic Conditions of Rural Artisans- An Observation, Telugu Academy Journal, AP Hyderabad, December.
1. Dr. Lal B. Suresh, M.Ravinder, AV Ramana, (2007): A Case Study on Cropping Pattern in Karimnagar District of AP, AP Economic Association Silver Jubilee Conference 10-11 February at ANU, Guntur p.no. 384-389
2. E Manohar, Lal B Suresh, NVSR Prasad, (2007): Management of Knowledge for Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Organizations, AP Economic Association Silver Jubilee Conference 10-11 February held at ANU, Guntur, p.no.85-92
3. Lal B. Suresh & M. Ravinder, (2006): Globalization and Agriculture: A Case Study in Karimnagar, National Seminar held at SR&BGNR PG College Khammam (AP) 15-&-16th Dec-2006. P.no 50-56.
4. Lal. B. Suresh, D.Vasavi, K. Anith, (2006): Socio-Economic Conditions of Women Ragpickers in Karimnagar Town, AP Economic Association Conference held at, SSN Educational Society, Ongole (AP) 26th Nov-2006, p.no. 137-146.
5. Lal B.Suresh, (2006): ICT for Disaster Management, AP Economics Association Conference held at MR College, Vizianagaram (AP) 10-Sept- 2006, p.no.172-182.
6. K.Anitha, Lal B. Suresh, D.Vasavi, (2006): Disaster Management: An Overview
AP Economic Association Conference held at MR College, Vizianagaram (AP) 10-Sept- 2006 p.no.196-208.
7. D. Vasavi, K.Anitha, Lal B. Suresh, (2006): Rural-Urban Migration of Women Labour: A Case Study in Karimnagar Town of AP, Silver Jubilee National Seminar Volume held at SKDU, Ananthapur 30-31 July-2006 p.no.293-297.
8. Lal B Suresh, B. Rama, S.Venkateswar Rao, (2005): E-Governance and Rural Development in India, AP. Economic Association Conference, on 4th Dec-2005
9. Lal B. Suresh, S.A Hussain, B. Rama, Madhuri, (2005): Information Technology for Economic Prosperity of Rural People, AP. Economic Association Conference, on 4th Dec-2005
10. La B Suresh, (2005): Income and Expenditure Pattern of Agriculture Farm an Empirical Study in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh, AP. Economic Association Conference, on 16th October -2005
11. Lal B. Suresh, S. Venkateshwar Rao, A. Laxminarayana, (2005): Air Pollution Impact on Health and Economy, National Seminar, Dept. of Economics, Besant Theosophical, College. Madanapally –Chittor, 13&14, Agust -2005.
12. Lal B.Suresh, K. Sujana, B. Sharada, (2005): Significance of Forests Ecosystem.
National Seminar, Dept. of Economics, Besant Theosophical, College. Madanapally, Chittor 3&14, Agust -2005.
13. Lal B. Suresh, Mr. Y. Sambaiah, Dr. Manohara Chary, Mr. M. Ravinder, (2005)
Effects of Thermal Power Pollution on Environment: A Case Study of KTPS in AP, AP Economic Association Conference, on 12&13 February -2005.
RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED – 03
• Socio-Economics Conditions of Toddy Tappers A Study in Sarvail Village of Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh.
• Socio-Economics Status of Potter in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh
• The Status of Old Age Pensioners in Karimnagar of Andhra Pradesh
• The Benchmark Survey on Rastriya Sam Vikakas Yojana Program in Karimnagar
MEMBER ON EDITORIAL BOARD
• International Journal of DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH & SOCIAL ACTION
• National Journal of GIRIJANA SAMSKTUTI
• Life Member of Indian Society of Information Technology in Agriculture (I)
• Life Member Indian Society of Environmental Education (I)
• Life Member Indian Economics Association (I)
• Life Member AP Economics Association (I)
UNIVERSITY OF KAKATIYA, UPGC, KNR
• Joint Director Satavahana Hostel: 2001-2002
• Co-ordinator, SDLCE, PG Study Centre: 2003-2007
• Incharge Dept. of Economics: 2005-2006
• Incharge Dept. of Computer Science: 2004–2006
SOCIAL WORK AND NETWORK WITH GOVERNMENT
• Participated in National Integration Camps (NSS) - 04
• Adventure Program Cycling from Warangal (AP) to Kanyakumari (TN)
• Member Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, Karimnagar District 2004-2007
• Member Monitoring Committee Rastriya Sam Vikas Yojana (RSVY), Karimnagar District 2004-2007