ICICI Group dedicates 100 ‘Digital Villages’ to the Nation
Leading private sector lender ICICI Group dedicated 100 ‘ICICI Digital Villages’ to the nation at an event in New Delhi recently. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance, Defence & Corporate Affairs inaugurated the event, ‘ICICI Rural Summit – ‘Sashakt Gaon, Samriddh Bharat’.
Inaugurating the Digital Villages, Jaitley said, “The initiative should be followed by other banks too."
ICICI Bank MD Chanda Kochhar said, "We have transformed 100 villages across the country in 100 days. We intend to expand the number of such villages by another 500 by December 2017."
The programme involves end to end digitisation of transactions and other commercial activities, providing vocational training to villagers, extending credit facility and helping the villagers to access markets and earn a sustainable livelihood.
These villages are spread across the length and breadth of the country, the villagers here can use digital channels for banking and payments transactions.