The world is facing a paradox of situations.On the one hand,there is rapid increase of technological prowess in the developed north and on the other hand there are disparities in human development like malnutrition and poverty in the under-developed south. The need to rationalize the benefits of Information and Communication technologies for addressing basic issues of human deprivation,viz poverty is the core agenda of this book.The book has been designed in a manner that a person with a non-sociological background can easily understand the problems of resource disconnect which is glaring between the two blocs of our planet. This book would help in understanding of basic issues of technology and its large scale potential as well as the possible impact it would have on any multi-cultural society. The power of the micro-chip can be channelised for the betterment of the masses so that viable economic models can be built on simple ICT platforms. This book will be useful for undergraduate students who want to pursue their higher studies in the areas of ICT for Development. I hope this book would be beneficial for both individuals and institutions working for social change.