Getting the poor to bank, and bank profitably could push rural finance past a tipping point but first the banks need to reach the rural hinterlands which remains a challenge for the government even now.
Our community correspondent Shambhulal Khatik from Delwara, Rajasthan shows us the real picture of failed promises and broken hopes.
"Due to lack of a government bank we are not able to pay MGNREGA workers on time" says Hemlata Khetpaliya(Sarpanch). School going children are unable to avail scholarships, while the elderly have to travel to Udaipur to get their old age pensions.
To help the people of Delwara, you can call on this number and pressurize the government official to take some concrete step.
Government bank official
ph no- 02953234636
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