Identify an issue regarding technology that is prevalent in India.

1 Answer | Add Yours

akannan's profile pic

Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

The original question had to be edited.  I think that one issue regarding technology in India is the gap between rural and urban access to technological advancement.  The image of India as a mechanized and technologically advanced nation is a vision restricted mostly to the urban centers of India.  Bangalore and Mumbai are urban centers.  However, there is a rural condition in India where such technological advancement is not as present.  In recent census data, there was about a 2:1 advantage of urban settings with internet access over rural ones.  The gap between rural and urban settings in technological access and opportunity is helping to create a "digital divide" in India.

There is some level of redressing that is taking place.  Manufacturers are recognizing that outreach to rural settings can pay huge dividends.  When India underwent economic liberalization in the 1990s, the urban settings experienced the most amount of change.  In the current technological liberalization, there is a greater outreach to the rural settings in meeting the needs of more consumers.  The fundamental issue becomes whether this is going to be encouraged or whether it will stop.  The need to increase technology to all parts of India becomes a central concern regarding technological access in India.

Sources:

We’ve answered 318,991 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question