This is the story of Bamla village in Baran district which has more than 500 families and over 2600 population. According to 2011 Census, the literacy rate of the village is 75.35% more than the literacy rate (66.11%) of Rajasthan.
Awareness of government schemes in the village is the result of this literacy. Mahavir Ji of the village explains that “rural youth has very good information about the schemes and policies and most of the times they come and explain us about it.”
The accumulated crowd at e-Mitra Kiosk tells about the awareness of e-Mitra services amongst the villagers.
24-years-old Lokesh came to pay his electricity bill at the kiosk. “From electricity-water bill to filling the examination form or applying for and updating Aadhaar card-Bhamashah card, all can be done under one roof. By e-Mitra, I get the amount of my scholarship easily by the micro-ATM through the e-Mitra operator. E-Mitra has become my mini bank, “says Lokesh.
Similarly, Dev Narayan Ji avails the benefits of e-Mitra for his old age pension every month.In Bamla village, everyone receives cash benefits easily by micro ATMs at e-Mitra.
Every villager is receiving cash benefits of the daily banking services being provided by e-Mitra. e-Mitra has overcome many difficulties due to lack of banks in villages.
Now rural areas are not lagging behind urban areas to avail banking services.This unique scheme of government has reduced the gap between villages and cities. The banking service which was once a dream for the people of the village has today become reality.
Lokesh and Dev Narayan Ji are just few examples who are happy with the efforts of this good governance of the government.