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E-Shakti (SHG Dizitisation) Programme

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched a project titled “E-Shakti” for the digitization of all members of Self Help Group (SHG) in India. Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are small voluntary associations of poor people, preferably from the same socio-economic background. They come together for the purpose of solving their common problems through self-help and mutual help. The SHG promotes small savings among its members. The savings are kept with a bank. The project aims to bring all SHG members under the fold of financial inclusion thereby helping them access wider range of financial services. E-Shakti is designed to capture the demographic and financial profiles of members, including their identification data like Aadhaar and EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card). The first stage of the project involves capturing master data of all the SHGs in a district that includes financial and non financial information of the SHGs and their members.

DMKK in collaboration with NABARD has been working as partner under E-Shakti Programme. DMKK engaged 120 animators to digitized 3704 SHGs exist in Dantan-I, Dantan-II, Mohonpur, Keshiary, Pingla, Narayangarh block under Paschim Medinipur District. 54 animators have been given mobile set to upload data on daily basis. Average percentage of uploading live data using mobile is above 95%. Side by side through this programme DMKK motivated the group members to avail social security schemes of Bank such as PMSBY, PMJJBY & Atal Pension Yojana etc.

SAG-KP Convergence Programme

Scheme for Adolescent Girls & Kanyashree Prakalpa Convergence Program was launched with the aim to overall empowerment of adolescent girls of 11 to 18 years (school going and out of school) to promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) and family and child care. DMKK has been continuing the Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Kanyashree Prakalpa (SAG-KP) convergence programme in 05 blocks i.e. Dantan-I, Dantan-II, Mohonpur, Keshiary & Narayangarh in Paschim Medinipur district. Concern CDPOs monitor the programme. There are 05 Project Coordinators and 12 field facilitators (FF) for implementation of the programme with the support of Angan Wadi Workers (AWWs). Activities of the programme.

  • Selection of Sakhi, Saheli (Adolescent leaders) at each AW centers
  • Discussion with adolescent on menstrual hygiene
  • Discussion of importance of taking Albandazole tablets & IFA tablets
  • Discussion of bad impact of early marriage
  • Re-admission of dropout adolescent at nearby schools
  • Formation of Kishori Samuha

Skill Development Training for Disadvantaged Women

Skill development not only creates employment opportunities but also empowers them. The aim of skill development, in case of women, is not just simply preparing them for jobs; but also to boost their performance by improving the quality of work in which they are involved. DMKK in collaboration with West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd (WBSCL) conducted 04 training programmes in Kharagpur Municipality area. Vulnerable & disadvantaged women from various Self Help Groups (SHGs) were imparted training on mushroom and Goat Farming. Total 120 women were trained in 04 batches. Each training programme was continuing for 10 days. Each participant was given certificate after completion the training programme. Most of the trainees have started micro enterprise after completion the training at household level.