Impact of ICT on Empowerment of Women in the Rural Areas of Assam
Jayanta Baruah

Dr. Jayanta Baruah, Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Political Science, T.H.B. College, Jamugurihat, Sonitpur, Assam, affiliated to Gauhati University.
Manuscript received on September 18, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 29 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 3902-3907 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L34161081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3416.1081219
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Abstract: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) brings ample opportunities for the comprehensive social and economic development of the people of the whole world. The chance for countries or regions to develop without the adaption of ICTs will be little. Therefore, the ICTs have been increasingly promoted as a key solution for comprehensive development, poverty elimination and the women empowerment and can be used to eliminate discrimination, establish social justice, achieve equality, well-being and participation in decisions and policy formations that impact the quality of their lives. ICTs are emerging as a vital means for women empowerment in a developing country like India. It has proven to be a powerful tool for enhancement of one’s productivity and hence economic upliftment, reduction of manual efforts, high living standard, and above all, quick and fast alignment with the developments in the rest of the world. Women empowerment is an important concept in the present day context. In a democratic country active participation of people in the polity is a must to make the democratic government successful. It has been observed that women have been deprived in all concern of their life in the world in general and in India is Particular. But a country can’t achieve its desired goals without depriving its half of the population, the women community. In our paper we will try examine the impact of ICTs on the empowerment of women in the rural areas of Assam, specially the women of Sonitpur district, Assam, India. To make our research successful, we have considered 40 women as sample considering 10 each from House wife, Girl Students, Service women and Wage Earner women of the district. A questionnaire will be prepared for data collection. Simple random sampling method will be adopted in selecting samples for our research.
Keywords: Awareness, Education, Empowerment, ICT, Social Change.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems