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Sanchar Shakti: DOT-USOF Pilot Scheme

Sachar Shakti
Dr Archana Gulati
Published Mar 07, 2011
Updated Sep 02, 2023

“Sanchar Shakti” is a programme of pilot projects aimed at facilitating women Self Help Group (SHG) members with the access to ICT enabled services and their contribution towards ICT enabling services.

The projects under the scheme comprises: a) provisioning of subsidized mobile Value Added Services (mVAS) subscriptions to SHG members which are valid for at least a year, b) setting up of SHG members run mobile repair centers in rural areas, c) setting up of SHG run modem repair centers in rural areas, and, d) setting up of SHG run solar-based mobile phone or fixed wireless terminal (phones) charging centres in rural areas. 

A total of 15,050 women members of different SHGs were targeted under the scheme and were to be covered under the mobile VAS projects. The projects identified and implemented under the programme will contribute to women empowerment through connectivity, information, skills, increased revenue and employment opportunities for rural women through better access to information and markets and their participation in running local repair facilities or charging centres. 

Read more at – https://usof.gov.in/en/sanchar-shakti