Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh is identified as the most disadvantaged area by National Planning Commission among the 150 districts in India. Majhwan Cluster is located around 25 kms from District Head Quarter. Around 25% of the Majhawan populace is SC / ST. The area has around 1300 Self Help Groups (SHGs) involved in Zari, Carpet / Dari, Saree work. Work Pattern in area also include farming and animal husbandry. The project "Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Interventions for Livelihood Enhancement & Development through Women SHGs" is an initiative to provide ICT based solutions for development and livelihood & knowledge enhancement in Majhawan block. A Resource Center (ICTRC) with requisite hardware & software has been setup in the block for the purpose.
The overall objective is:
Capacity building on:
Digital designing using Chic™ - CAD tool for crafts
Food processing / preservation (value addition to fruits and vegetables), dairy development and kitchen gardening using multimedia content
Resource planning using Inventory / Stock Management and connecting SHGs with the market including e-Commerce and digital marketing
Awareness building on basic health issues through multimedia content on handheld device
Women / Adolescent Girls
The project is funded by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India under its ÍT for Masses' scheme .
The project is being implemented in collaboration with "Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD)'', Varanasi