Month: March 2019

AUGMENTING THE FINANCIAL INCLUSION REALITY IN INDIA CSRBOX, 4TH DECEMBER

India is at the cusp of a financial inclusion revolution on an unprecedented scale and impact. The power of the JAM trinity to enable cash-less, contact-less, remote transaction authentication is ready to be leveraged for achieving the goal of universal financial inclusion. Yet, we see a big gap between availability and actual uptake and usage […]

BUILDING TRUST: TRANSFORMING INDIA POOREST COMMUNITIES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

On a morning of dazzling blue sky, outside a rural village in Rajasthan, I welcomed farmers who had brought their goats for vaccination. Soon, hundreds of farmers were lined up, their goats butting heads as they nosed the hilly terrain for specs of grass.  But the vaccinators didn’t show up.  Only a handful of extension […]

THE WOMEN BEHIND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION UNFOLDING IN INDIA’S HINTERLAND

-Prabhat Labh Women in remote villages of Nagpur district are joining the digital revolution unfolding there. On a visit to Kelwad and Ghorad villages in the district earlier this week, I met women (and men) doing all kinds of financial transactions digitally- making electricity bill payments, recharging their pre-paid mobiles, depositing or withdrawing money from […]