NSRLM SHG members training at RSETI Peren

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/21/2020 10:00:42 AM IST

Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) is promoting business correspondent (BC) Sakhi from amongst its SHG members towards alternate banking solution to unbanked and underbanked blocks.

A press release from programme manager-FI, NSRLM Rajuselie Lhousa stated that, the six-day training for 30 selected women at Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) Peren, Jalukie commenced on January 20.   

C.I. Meren, addl. mission director NSRLM & nodal officer, RSETI Peren in the inaugural function noted that out of 74 rural development blocks in the state, 46 blocks have banks while 28 blocks were unbanked. He pointed out the substantial gap between the bank and the community even in banked blocks which only the nearby villages are accessible, as majority of the far flung villages remain unreached. 

While stating the lack of access to government schemes due to community’s limited knowledge on banking and other financial services, he added that GoI was putting every effort to link banks with all villages and ensure delivery of various banking services and financial products at the doorstep. He encouraged the 30 selected women SHG members from eleven districts to dedicatedly take up the course “inclusive banking through business correspondents: in the training. He informed that the trainees will appear for Indian Institute on Banking and Finance (IIBF) examination for certification.

M. Rollan Lotha, chief operating officer (programmes), NSRLM stated communitization as key to engage the community effectively towards access to various government rights, entitlements services and innovations. He spoke of the “Mission One GP One BC Sakhi” where Women SHG members are empowered to take up the role of BC/CSP. The trained BC Sakhi will work on DigiPay through the CSC. 

SHG members from different districts also shared their journey as empowered member of the community through their community institutions under NRLM. Other speakers were Azenuo Pienyü, project director (PD), DRDA Peren & district mission manager (DMM), NSRLM; H. Biswas, assistant general manager (AGM), DFIBT, NABARD; Paogin Haokip, AGM RBO & convenor SLBC; Balram Jaisy, manager, NStCB HO Dimapur; Bidyut K. Basu, national resource person (NRP), MoRD; Lanusosang Jamir, state project manager SPM CSC; Mahibul Islam, assistant manager (AM) Sanjeevani Vikas Foundation (SVF); Maolamba, field supervisor (FS) Drishtee Development Communications (DDC) and Uttam Das, director, RSETI Peren. Programme was chaired by Rajuselie Lhousa.


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