Meet the ‘smart’ daughters of Bihar’s digital villages

Alawalpur of Fatuah and Lakhanpura of Bakhtiyarpur are setting the example of alchemized Digital villages of Bihar. Image of these villages is changing rapidly and so the condition and lifestyle of girls residing there.These Villages have been equipped with solar lighting facility in their community centre, sanitary napkin unit with active participation on Asha, energy efficient LED lights unit and Anganwadi workers and Wi-fi Choupal.  The villages also have the regular CSC services like Aadhaar, banking, telemedicine, education, financial services etc.

Now, girls are being provided training and job opportunities in the villages. Computer training centres and Business process outsourcing (BPO) have been made available in the digital villages. Farmers are getting Ayushman Card in a click through this advancement.

Moni, Nandani, Jyoti, Priyanka , Lovely, Alka ,Chandani, and Ritu are resident of Alawalpur village and work in Rural BPO. Ritu and Nandani say that they have been trained in the village and later got the Job in the BPO. Lovely says that there were some restrictions by their family members but now they are happy with the job and the pay scale, as mentioned in an article of Dainik Jagaran.

Under rural BPO, these girls verifies the data of beneficiaries of Prime Minister Rural Digital Literacy Campaign .Similarly, there are 10 girls in the BPO of Lakhanpura village. Lakshmi come from a village which is 2 km away from the centre, says her husband and Mother in Law are happy with her job. She says that earlier people have to go to capital city Patna for computer trainings but now it is easily available in villages.

“Generally, these Girls are between the age group of 18 to 25 who are working in the BPO, and the good thing is that they are getting the job in the village where they live. For SC, ST and OBC, the training is provided free of cost, where as they charge little for General applicants.” Said Journalist, Kumar Rajat while talking to PatnaBeats.

To make rural women self-dependent, a project to prepare sanitary napkins under Stree Swabhiman has been the part of Digital villages. 8 napkins are put in a packet are sent to rural shops via ‘Jeevika didi’.These sanitary napkins are also distributed in schools in free of cost.

In Bihar, overall, there are a total of 80 such Digital Villages. This is a very significant and demanding step according to time, in the transformation of core area of governance and give the rural India a comfortable life by the use of technology for overall community empowerment.


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