Information, Education and Communication (IEC) is dealing with bridging the digital divide, gender divide and knowledge divide using different communication tools at different levels. This paper specially focuses on Village Resource Centres (VRCs) and Village Knowledge Centres (VKCs). VRCs and VKCs mainly provide needbased locale-specific, demand driven information content (both dynamic and static) based on collection of several secondary data and a well-planned need assessment, organizing training and awareness programmes and making linkages with several leading institutions / organizations for translating the content into field-based applications.

The study also specially refers to “Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre” by MSSRF. The purpose of the movement is to know how we will take ICT-enabled development activities to all over India particularly in the rural areas as a consortium mode. Since then every one of this network members will meet and discuss many issues related to content, capacity building, care and management, connectivity, financial sustainability, etc. The mission is referred to as ‘Grameen Gyan Abhiyan – Rural Knowledge Movement” since August 2007.

Under the CD-ROM library this programme provides necessary research inputs to researchers in the area of agriculture. The Hindu Media Resource Centre of the MSSRF is organizing several theme-based media interactions, organizing millennium lectures, etc. in different facets of sustainable development.

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A study from the science communication prespective

K. Nirmala   Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) is dealing with bridging the digital divide, gender divide and knowledge divide using different communication tools at different levels. This paper specially focuses on Village Resource Centres (VRCs) and Village Knowledge Centres (VKCs). VRCs and VKCs mainly provide needbased locale-specific, demand driven information content (both dynamic and static) based on collection of several secondary data and a well-planned need assessment, organizing training and awareness programmes and making linkages with several leading institutions / organizations for translating the content into field-based applications.

The study also specially refers to “Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre” by MSSRF. The purpose of the movement is to know how we will take ICT-enabled development activities to all over India particularly in the rural areas as a consortium mode. Since then every one of this network members will meet and discuss many issues related to content, capacity building, care and management, connectivity, financial sustainability, etc. The mission is referred to as ‘Grameen Gyan Abhiyan – Rural Knowledge Movement” since August 2007.

Under the CD-ROM library this programme provides necessary research inputs to researchers in the area of agriculture. The Hindu Media Resource Centre of the MSSRF is organizing several theme-based media interactions, organizing millennium lectures, etc. in different facets of sustainable development.

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