Developing Knowledge Society in India: Issues & Challenges

Review of Knowledge Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June 2012

9 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2012

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Srirang Jha

Apeejay School of Management

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper provides a conceptual overview of the knowledge society and examines issues and challenges in the way of developing knowledge society in India. It seems that the approach, action plan and model of developing knowledge society in the country are fundamentally flawed. The idea of ‘knowledge society’ in contemporary parlance has certainly caught the attention of the urban elite but failed to excite the masses who are still struggling for their basic needs of food, shelter, drinking water, toilets, electricity and healthcare even after six decades of independence and in spite of a plethora of schemes for welfare, well-being and empowerment of the poor in villages and cities. Author of this paper has advocated a community-based approach to roll out an inclusive knowledge society as an alternative to state-sponsored knowledge society project.

Keywords: Knowledge, Knowledge Society, India

JEL Classification: J18, J20, J38

Suggested Citation

Jha, Srirang, Developing Knowledge Society in India: Issues & Challenges (2012). Review of Knowledge Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2140371

Srirang Jha (Contact Author)

Apeejay School of Management ( email )

Sector-8, Institutional area
Dwarka
New Delhi, 110075
India

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