The state of Andhra Pradesh is located along the South-eastern coast of India. On 2nd June 2014, the new state of Telangana was carved out of the then Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad was declared the capital of the Telangana and as the de facto capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Over the past decade, the state has witnessed a significant improvement its literacy levels, especially in the rural population. However, the region lags behind other states with respect to per capital income, literacy level and other indicators. Minimal improvement seen in employment opportunities has created a large number of educated unemployed men and women in the rural areas. High investments made by private sector in road infrastructure, power and industry contradicts with the little socio-economic growth and agricultural productivity in rural areas. Contrasting the flourishing IT zone of urban Andhra Pradesh, the villages suffer from a wide digital divide. Hence, while the state has been launching an array of welfare programmes, people still lack awareness of basic services, such as health, nutrition, education and sanitation.
Introducing Information and Communication Technology would not only offer dynamic solutions to these problems, but introduce a holistic approach towards the progress of rural Andhra Pradesh. Access to online information services enabled by CIRCs would open doors to greater employment avenues and innovative livelihood prospects. By making online portals and other digital tools available to the farming community, the CIRCs would help farmers stay up-to-date with new farming techniques, learn methods to improve productivity on farm and identify extension activities that yield additional income. Along with assisting citizens to keep themselves informed about various welfare schemes, CIRCs would act as equitable platforms where members could freely participate and collectively resolve issues at the community level.
|1,60,000 Sq. Km.
|4,90,00,000(Rural: 75.1%, Urban: 25.9%)
|Sex Ration (for 1000 males)
Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam
The valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes, comprising 14 Panchayats, ‘Araku’ mandal is one of the least polluted and less commercialized tourist destination in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, which is inhabited by tribal people with rich tradition and number of artifacts Read more.
Vadachepuurupalli is located on India’s eastern seaboard in Vishakhapatnam city. The population is increasing and it is estimated that around 1.7 million people are living in Vishakhapatnam. Traditionally, the main occupations of the region were fishing and agriculture and these continue to be important in rural areas surrounding the city. Read More