Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 1

ICT and Tribal Women Empowerment

Priyanka1* and Dr Satish Kumar2

1Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Priyanka, Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana, India.

Received: November 28, 2022; Published: December 30, 2022

Abstract

According to the Constitution of India, there are 645 distinct tribes in India. The 2011 census revealed that, with a population of over 40 lacs, the Bhil is our country's largest tribe. Our culture is fundamentally made up of tribal communities and tribal people. Like in other communities, half of the population of the tribal community is made up of women. Like any other society, the tribal community's well-being is significantly influenced by the position of its women. Most of the Tribal women are not aware of their rights and their literacy rate and health status are also low. Information and communication technology (ICT) can help women in society and alleviate gender inequality. This potential is becoming more widely acknowledged. As a result of socioeconomic, structural, psychological, and institutional hurdles, women utilize and have less access to ICT than males, and this is indicative of a considerable gender digital gap. This study focused to analyses role of ICTs in empowering tribal women. This study is to describe the uses of ICT for social and economic empowerment and government Schemes and strategy for tribal women economic empowerment.

This study is based on secondary data and the Empirical Research methodology used. Most of the studies which were focused on the tribal society merely specifically studied tribal women. This study avails its relevance in the fact that it does not only focus on the ICT gap in tribal women’s society but also studies the implication of the digital gap on their socio-economic condition and their level of empowerment.

Keywords: ICT; Tribal Women; Empowerment; Government Schemes; Literacy and Digital divide

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Citation

Citation: Priyanka and Dr Satish Kumar. “ICT and Tribal Women Empowerment". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.1 (2023): 38-44.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Priyanka and Dr Satish Kumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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