Friday
December 15
2017

Here’s how Aadhaar program is helping empower women in India

With the adoption of the Aadhaar as the nationwide unique identification number, India is helping empower the country’s women and driving increased use of banking services, as per a study of the Aadhaar program.

According to a Livemint report, all homes in the western state of Rajasthan have at least one bank account virtually, and most have several, since the introduction of the Aadhaar program.

In partnership with consultancy MicroSave, the study surveyed 633 households in rural and urban areas of Rajasthan. The study was done by a group of income and landholding categories, with 64% of respondents being women.

Photo courtesy of Simone McCourtie.

Source: Times Now (link opens in a new window)

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Finance, Technology
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digital identity, financial inclusion, gender equality, global development, mobile banking, Women