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Exploring Feasibility of Alternate Channels of Information Dissemination: Study of Rural Consumers Information Needs

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  • Rajanish Dass

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Information plays a vital role in lives of individuals/groups for development and growth. Just information does not serve the purpose, but accurate information does. The sources/tools/techniques used to get the desired information have evolved from the foremost person-to-person interaction to the latest search engines on the World Wide Web. Thus options to obtain information have widened. Search engines have enabled to get information from any corner of the world to person’s desktop within fraction of seconds. In this paper, we try to study the information needs of rural population in India. This research tries to understand types of information required and frequency of search for information among the rural population. The study attempts to understand whether, demand exists for ‘information on demand’ or search engine service itself would unlock a new untapped demand. [W.P. No.2008-05-01]

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  • Rajanish Dass, 2010. "Exploring Feasibility of Alternate Channels of Information Dissemination: Study of Rural Consumers Information Needs," Working Papers id:2746, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2746
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    information; development; growth; Worlse Wide Web; rural population; frequency;

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