SAMAVESH: Accelerating Inclusive Growth, 30th Nov 2012, Survey of India, Dehradun

We are trying to apply over a decade of learning from our field visits, conferences, workshops and books on inclusive growth through a national program called "Samavesh - Accelerating Inclusive Growth." Lack of financial and digital literacy is one of the key precipitating factors for inclusion and thus project Samavesh puts a high degree of emphasis on functional literacy. The key highlights are as follows:

  • To be implemented through community participation with focus on elected women Panchayati Raj members, ASHA workers and community-based organizations.
  • To create a resource base of one financially and digitally literate resource person per Gram Panchayat.
  • Try to reach direct financial services (without intermediaries) to the people who need them the most.
  • To promote both supply side and demand side measures to achieve the objectives of credit availability, livelihood promotion and poverty alleviation.