Financial literacy

Digital and Financial Literacy Program for Women of Churu in Rajasthan

Upsurge in women’s economic activities in self-help groups will pave the way for development in rural areas

Upsurge in women’s economic activities in self-help groups will pave the way for development in rural areas

An innovative digital and financial literacy program launched in the Churu district of Rajasthan is benefiting members of self-help women’s groups (SHGs), who have been encouraged to undertake productive work for their economic empowerment. Women have joined boot camps in public school computer labs in large numbers.

The district administration has started training about 1,000 SHG members attached to Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Vikas Parishad in over 40 schools in the first phase. The Women’s Empowerment Directorate will later launch the Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Certificate Course in Information Technology for interested and eligible women, which will be followed by a financial education program next month.

Churu Collector Siddharth Sihag, who observed women’s computer training at Ghanghu Village Government Secondary School earlier this week, said the administration would give full support to their productive activities. Mr. Sihag asked the women to learn computer operations and conduct their financial transactions through online platforms.

The women, who learned the new techniques with interest and enthusiasm, said that the self-help groups were willing to embark on new ventures, for which they would need financial support from the district administration to start in this way. than marketing support at a later stage. Mr. Sihag discussed SHG operations in detail with the women.

Mr. Sihag said the Churu unit of Grameen Ajeevika Vikas Parishad will formulate new projects based on the potential, availability of resources and interest of SHG members in the villages. Launching projects in different fields would facilitate women’s economic activities for the development of rural areas, he said.