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Community information centre run by women effectively


Ratnanagar (Chitwan), January 29, 2016: The Community Information Centre, run by a group of local women at Madi Valley in Chitwan, has been found rendering communication services more effectively than that run by men in other districts.

The Centre which was established last year with financial support provided from the VDC and Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) as well as other humanitarian agencies, provides communication related services as telephone, facsimile, photocopy, lamination, scanning, video call among others at a fairly reasonable price.

According to Indira BK, Chairperson of the Cooperatives, the Centre has been operated by Samanwaya Women Agriculture Cooperative, a cooperatives run by impoverished women in the locality.

Such Centres have been promoted by the MoIC with an objective to develop and expand information and communication sector to the rural level.

Local Ganga Bhandari is elated to use communication services from the place she describes as located at the next door. She especially uses the services of the Centre for video chatting with her kins abroad.

Prior, local people in Madi Valley needed to travel far off in the area for making a solitary call or sending email.

Another nearby Shree Prasad Dawadi spouts that the Information Center also the Cooperatives have been working productively and is a model one.

“The Cooperative which help run the Centre is also helping impoverished women become an agriculture entrepreneur,”said Dawadi explaining, the operation of the Centre has not only eased in the external communications for the locals but also helped in earning livelihood for the locals.



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