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INDIA GOVERNANCE REPORT

CASE STUDY

How A Tribal Village’s Digital Push Empowered Its Women

A project in rural Palghar district, Maharashtra, shows how to close the gap between providing digital infrastructure under the Digital India initiative and ensuring people’s access, by promoting digital literacy among tribal residents so they can directly access e-governance services. Local youths trained as e-sevaks by Mumbai-based research collective PUKAR have successfully helped more than 3,300 households in rural Palghar access e-governance services and schemes through kiosks in their villages, thus collectively saving them nearly Rs 50 lakh in costs of travelling to the taluka office. A ‘spillover’ effect is the digital empowerment of women in these villages and the formation of a cooperative.

SPOTLIGHT
One Of India’s Greenest States Turns To Its People To Fight Climate Change

A lesson for India: No trees are cut, and animals are protected in Meghalaya’s largest sacred grove--the size of 150 football fields--thanks to a local community, which now gets global funding and benefits from tourism. It is a model that the state government has extended to 62 villages, as once-dense sacred groves and other forests thin out in one of India’s greenest states. In the sixth story of our series on India’s climate-change hotspots, we explain how Meghalaya’s people offer the best hope for the well-being of its forests. Reporting for this story was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center.


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