Internet and digital devices plays a significant role in the present days to have faster communication among the community. Using Internet anybody can access the information of markets, selling and buying product and can able to get proper prices of their produces. Besides, it helps the community to share and gather knowledge and ideas, information etc. in a fastest way. Looking on the importance of the Internet and other Digital devices in the present days among the rural woman, Gramya Vikash Mancha has planned to implement the Internet Saathi Project in its project areas with the support of Google India Pvt. Ltd., PMG Asia and Tata Trust.
Supporting Partner : Google India Pvt. Ltd., PMG Asia and Tata Trust
Project Area : Project will be implemented in four districts of Assam, namely Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup (Rural), Baska districts of Assam, encompassing all total 300 villages in the entire four districts of Assam. Villages selected for the project are mostly inhibited by the minorities, SC, ST, and OBC caste peoples where digital advancement has not yet properly developed. Through this project the rural women of the areas would be focused to make them digitally empowered and awared of internet technology.
The development objective of the project:
The developmental objective of the project is “Social empowerment of at least 1 , 00,000 (one lakhs) women from the 300 nos. villages under Nalbari, Kamrup (rural), Baksa and Barpeta district of Assam, India.
Specific objectives of the project:
To train the community particularly 90 % of the rural women about the 21st century’s technology providing doorstep Internet.
To increase the level of awareness about the Internet among the rural women.
To build the leadership capacity of the women and empowered them to access and avail entitlement rights.
To empower the women to access the information from market, selling and buying product and thereby enhanced their level of income