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date: 18 September 2019

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (China and India: Assessing Sustainability)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Ashok JHUNJHUNWALAAshok JHUNJHUNWALA, Janani RANGARAJANJanani RANGARAJAN

Information and communication technologies (ICT) play a prominent role worldwide, especially in South and East Asia. India and China, the two largest countries in the region and world, have used ICT to promote economic growth and transform their standards of living. Mobile phones and the Internet impact myriad life-changing sectors, such as education and health, to build and sustain the overall growth of these nations. The downside, however, is the e-waste generated, the consequences of which remain a challenge. ...

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