Access to Technology Gains
Ensuring equality of access to technology gains is a major challenge. It is necessary to investigate who benefits from technology, how and at what cost. Policies are needed to promote technological applications for the development needs of the poor and support access.
Hybrid Knowledge Systems
It is critical to ensure the survival of alternative forms of knowledge and traditional technologies and tools. Indian culture is a repository of significant alternative forms of knowledge pertaining to agriculture, water use, forest management, health, and textiles, among others. Integrating traditional knowledge systems with contemporary applications is a complex process.