Knowledge Management and Rural Development

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About the Book :

This book is a collection of ten papers presented in the National Workshop on Knowledge Management in Rural Development Spectrum at National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD). The contributions cover the basic principle of managing knowledge, i.e., sharing. Right from basic issues of knowledge management to issues, methods, strategies, factors involved in creation of knowledge sources and transformation of tacit into explicit knowledge, the role of ICT in the process to hasten the dissemination of required information in rural areas are widely covered. The best practices of ICT-based knowledge management in Agriculture bridge the gap between the technology and village environment.

About Author :

M. Padmaja Sudhir presently working as Senior Librarian at the Centre for Media and Rural Documentation (CMRD) in the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is a professional Life Member in the Academy of Library Science and Documentation (ALSD). Her experience is gained from management, computer science, engineering college and University Libraries. Her expertise lies in library management, collection development and knowledge development. Virtual browsing, culling out valuable information and dissemination of the same to the required uses is the focused service.

Vasala Madhava Rao presently working in the Centre on Geo-informatics Applications in Rural Development at the National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad. He did B.E. (Electrical) and an MBA, M.Tech (Remote Sensing) and Ph.D (Spatial Information Technology). He is also a National Committee Member on Watershed, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) programmes for formulation of guidelines and for use of Geo-informatic Technology in Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of MORD Programmes. He has presented a number of papers in International Conferences and Seminars and has Membership in various International Bodies.

Rajender R. Hermon presently working as an Associate Professor, in Centre on Geo-informatics Applications in Rural Development, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad. He did his M.A. (Applied Economics and Econometrics) and Ph.D. (Economics). He has guided a large number of M.Sc., M.Tec. and Ph.D. scholars in subject concerning Geo-informatic Applications in Rural Development and Agriculture plan. He has authored several books and contributed papers in National and International Journals.