Sahaj - making an indelible mark in the history of Rural India
Over 27,000 IT backed centers in sub 10,000 population villages, more than 50 critical services in the domains of micro-insurance, education, utility services and Government 2 Citizen services, a reach over 280 million population – that’s Sahaj in a nutshell. Sahaj e-Village Limited, a venture initiative of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited, has taken the initiative of building the rural infrastructure in the country on an information and technology platform. It has taken up the challenging task of eliminating the undemocratic digital divide between rural and urban India under the much coveted e-Governance Project floated by the Government of India under its National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).
The organization has set up one of the largest brick and mortar as well as human chains in rural India. It’s a vehicle meant to take anything that an urban citizen has access to, to the remotest nooks of the hitherto ignored rural areas.
The Sahaj Centres provide direct access to modern state-of-art technological facilities to the rural consumers of India. Taking government, private and business services together, the Centres offer a comprehensive range of services that reach the most marginalized communities of India bringing about great transformation in these traditionally deprived regions of India.
Apart from the convenience of a one stop internet connected store next door, it dovetails into the program, larger aspects like livelihood creation, and computer education, to name a few.
As an organization, Sahaj has always been committed towards long term interventions in rural India. Sahaj aspires to do this by nurturing and developing the sense of entrepreneurship among common citizens.