Digital Sakhi: Pilot project launched in 32 villages to impart digital financial literacy to women

‘Digital Sakhi’ is a woman from a rural area with a digital device in hand, equipped with skills and knowledge to confidently impart digital financial literacy training to women in the pilot villages.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:June 30, 2017 1:59 am
Digital Sakhi, L&T Financial Services, Maharashtra digital sakhi program, Rural women in India, Digital inclusion on rural women news, India news, National news The launching ceremony of Digital Sakhi on Thursday.

Digital Sakhi, a programme on digital financial inclusion for rural women, was launched on a pilot basis in 32 villages in Pune, Solapur and Osmanabad districts, on Thursday.

The programme was launched by L&T Financial Services (LTFS) — a non-banking financial company — in partnership with Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM), an NGO engaged in the promotion of rural livelihoods, enterprise development of socially and economically marginalised rural communities.

‘Digital Sakhi’ is a woman from a rural area with a digital device in hand, equipped with skills and knowledge to confidently impart digital financial literacy training to women in the pilot villages.

The programme will develop a team of 100 ‘Digital Sakhis’ as digital enablers, who in turn will impart training to 1,000 women entrepreneurs to conduct daily transactions using digital modes of payments.

‘She’ will also conduct camps in villages with the aim of sensitising up to to 1,00,000 villagers on various government initiatives and programmes on digitisation and moving towards a less-cash economy.

Speaking at the occasion, Sunil Prabhune, Chief Executive (Rural Finance) and Chief Human Resources Officer, LTFS, said, “In today’s world, true literacy extends beyond the ability to read and write, with digital literacy becoming a crucial enabler. Our endeavour is to assist in empowering citizens, by providing them the tools and the training to transform their lives through technology. ‘Digital Sakhi’ is one such initiative that focuses on empowering rural women through initiating and strengthening their ability to use digital tools targeted at financial inclusion.”

For all the latest Cities News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Aruna Gupta
    Jul 1, 2017 at 1:03 am
    Hi, This is Aruna Gupta belongs to a registered NGO named "SHAKTI SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS". We have successfully running this NGO from last 6 years in Rohini Sec-25, Delhi ,founded in May,2011. But we are seeking for some grants and some financial support which could help us in providing better opportunities to the deserving or needy ones. So if you could help us please contact to 9868248966.
    Reply
  2. E
    Employ Ment
    Jun 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    योजना ✔मोदी जी द्वारा चलाए गए डिजिटल इन्डिया से जुड़े और 15,000 - 50,000 रुपए ✔अब कोई नही रहेगा बेरोज़गार और नही करेगा कोई बेरोज़गार आत्महत्या ✔क्योंकि अब आ गई है 21वीं सदी की सबसे बड़ी रोज़गार क्रांति ✔हमारा सपना पूरे भारत को ही नही पूरी दुनिया को डिजिटल इंडिया से जोड़ना सबका साथ सबका विकास ➡शुरुवात कैसे करे ✔C.h.a.m.p`C.a.s.h को प्ले स्टोर से इन्स्टल करे, और साइन अप करे, $1 डॉलर बोनस : 6140686 ➡चैलेंज को पूरा करे ➡और इंकम करनी शुरू करे 👇🏻इसे जरूर नोट कर ले👇🏻 : 6140686 ........................ Uhshhshshhshsjsi
    Reply