Ghasura R. S., Patel H. B., Dudhatra G. B., Chaudhary G. M.
Date : 2012-03-08 Volume : 4

The Cloud computing is a marvel of computing technology for encompassing low cost; high operational efficiency; elasticity and scalability. Now a day, India�s rural population is 568m; rural literate population: 368m; rural English-speaking population: 63m; rural computer literates: 15.1m; rural (claimed) Internet users: 5.5m; active Internet users: 3.3m (Subramanian, 2011). The Cloud Computing will bring the change that is required to bridge the divide between rural India and urban India; and will transform the Indian rural economy. Availability of connectivity up to Taluka level in India makes data connectivity a reality for rural India. This allows rural India to log on to the Cloud. The Cloud computing advantage is low start-up cost, ease of management, no concerns about procuring licenses, and device and location independence. The way you access a Cloud, could be your desktop. It could be someone else�s computer. It could be a smart phone. It could be a solar powered touch pad. Especially this will be attractive for rural India. The Cloud allows information technology to be infused into the smallest hamlet of India and makes access to information available to the poorest of the poor to give them a better life and social empowerment with knowledge derived through the laptop or mobile phone connected to the Cloud. The Cloud makes the many e- services affordable and accessible at a low cost. In future, this may prove panacea for eradication of poverty from rural India. 1331186993.php