Officially known as the National Capital of Territory (NCT) of Delhi, Delhi is the second most populous city of India. It is also one of the largest urban conglomerations in the country. The NCT and its urban region has acquired a special status of National Capital Region (NCR), which covers cities of Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Sonepat, Panipat, Rohtak, and neighbouring areas.
The city has witnessed rapid urbanisation making it one of the largest commercial hubs of the world. The rural pockets of Delhi couldn’t be spared from this growth spurt as people have already adopted modern amenities in their lives. On the other hand, varying affordability for these amenities has resulted in a gaping difference between the rich and the poor.
The worst victims of this socio-economic disparity are teenagers residing urban slums; those who are easily smitten by the upscale city life. Their parents’ financial inability to fulfill their expensive demands lowers their self-esteem, pushing them towards petty crimes, such as pick-pocketing, snatching and minor thefts. Situation aggravates as they often gravitate towards more serious crimes, including kidnapping, extortions, smuggling, and human trafficking, besides falling victims to alcoholism and substance abuse.
Digital literacy, in this matter could act as a highly effective vehicle of change. Regardless of their economic background, children living in cities get exposed to social media at a very young age. Taking a step further, training them in offline computer applications, such as word processing, Data Entry operations and Desktop Publishing will lead to skill enhancement and transform community youth in to talented individuals.
A large population residing in rural Delhi is daily wage earner, often employed in hazardous occupations. Providing access to information services would not only help the worker community explore better livelihood opportunities, but also make them aware of their rights and entitlements. Women employed as domestic labour could now discover their latent entrepreneurial abilities and start new businesses. In this way, computer literacy would help them lead their lives with dignity.
CIRCs have been acting as robust platforms where rural community gathers and exchanges views on various social issues and formulates viable solutions. These are also centre-points that make a range of digital services easily available to the community. With a holistic approach to uplift the marginalized sections of society, CIRC endeavours constantly to eradicate information darkness and create digitally empowered, knowledge communities.
|Area||1,484 Sq. Km.|
|Total Population||1.67 Crore (Rural 2.5%)|
|Population Density||11,320/Sq. Km.|
|Sex Ratio (per 1000 males)||867:1000 (Rural 851:1000; Urban 868:1000)|
|Total Literacy (7+ years)||86.2% (Male 90.9% %; Female 80.8%)|
|Rural Literacy (7+ years)||81.85% (Male 89.37%; Female 74.03%)|
|Urban Literacy (7+ years)||86.31% (Male 91%; Female 81%)|
|Total Scheduled Caste Population*||16.9%|
|Total Worker Population||31.6% (Females 14% )|
(* The figures are according to 2001 Census)
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