Title: E-governance in a fishermen community: a case study of Pondicherry

Authors: B. Bowonder, Akshay Jain, G. Narendra Kumar

Addresses: Tata Management Training Centre, No. 1, Mangaldas Road, Pune 411 001, India. ' Centre for Energy, Environment & Technology, 26, Gulmohar Extension, Indore 452 001, Madhya Pradesh, India. ' Raj Nivas, Pondicherry 605 001, India

Abstract: E-governance can make governance more efficient and more effective by improving governmental processes (e-administration), connecting citizens (e-citizens and e-services) and building external interactions (e-society). E-citizens, e-services and e-society are relatively new inclusions within e-governance as they rely on modern information and communication technologies (ICTs). This paper analyses the application of ICTs in e-governance by studying in detail a case of an e-governance initiative in a fishermen community in the union territory of Pondicherry, India, taken up by an NGO.

Keywords: information and communications technologies; information village; rural knowledge centre; e-governance; networked society; electronic governance; India; ICT adoption; information technology; rural population; fishing community; fishermen.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2005.007412

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2005 Vol.6 No.3/4/5, pp.294 - 321

Available online: 18 Jul 2005 *

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