The project “ICT Interventions for Livelihood Enhancement & Development through Women SHGs in Majhawan Cluster of Mirzapur (backward district), U.P.” is funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India under its Scheme namely ‘IT for Massess’ to Digital India Corporation.

The implementing partner of the project is Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD).

Digital India Corporation:

Digital India Corporation (DIC) is a not for profit company setup by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India with the objective to bring the benefits of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) and other technologies for socio-economic uplift at the grass root level of the society. The ‘Board of Directors’ of the company is Chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & IT.

DIC, over a period of more than 15 years, has worked on several projects / ideas in its focused areas of ICT in ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)’, ‘Healthcare’, ‘Livelihood Enhancement (Agriculture & MSME sectors)’ & ‘Education’ and in the process has touched the lives of more than 1.5 million people directly and more than 3.0 million people indirectly. In this endeavour, the company collaborates with a number of organizations from Government, NGO Sector, Academia, Industry and other experts. DIC focuses on ‘Lab to Land’ and ‘early harvest’ projects useful for the masses. It has achieved reasonable success in its efforts in understanding the needs of the field, role of ICT for grassroots applications through conceptualization, projects preparation, development & deployment of technologies, products & services.

The major current projects being implemented by DIC are as follows:

  • Empowering weavers - DigiBuani’’ An Open Source CAD Tool For Weaving of Banarsi Saree’’ and Chic cad+
  • Empowering Farmers & Artisans- IIDS Interactive information ICT Resource Centers for Dissemination System (IIDS) Women Empowerment
  • Empowering persons with disabilities (Divyangjan) - Punarjjani – tool to assist special teachers in assessment of mentally challenged children. Teachers in progress assessment & evaluation of mentally challenged children.
  • Empowering persons with disabilities (Divyangjan)- Visual speech training software (VSTS) for the hearing impaired.
  • Empowering Healthcare professionals- Centralized system for heart rate variability (chRV) analysis



The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) is an initiative of Yuva Gramya Vikas Samiti (YGVS) registered under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 with a view to take care of interests and overall development of rural populace in India.

The inception of Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) derives spirit from Gandhi ji’s ardent advocacy of village reconstruction. Gandhi Ji, in one of his daily thoughts said “Just as the whole universe is contained in the self so is India contained in the villages”. To serve the India therefore, was according to him to serve the villages.

The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) has been founded by a strong team of professionals who have sufficient exposure in the public domain as well academics, social work and private sector at the higher echelons with a commitment to translate their knowledge and expertise in to endeavor to accelerate the pace of rural development. 


Name of  Collaboration Agency

Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD)


A-29, Badshah Bagh, Maldahiya, Varanasi

Phone No.



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