Women SHGs Amma Mobile Scheme
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa made an interesting announcement on Monday, 28th September 2015 in the assembly. She announced that the state will be introducing a mobile app targeted towards the 92,00,000 women who are members of 6,08,000 self-help groups or SHGs that operate in the state. Again, there are village-level federations. Every federation is made of 25 self-help groups.
This new mobile app is known as the Amma Mobile Scheme, which will help 20,000 trainers who work with the self-help groups that are operational in the state. According to CM, the SHGs engage in a number of activities which include things like organizing meetings as well as recording savings, payments and loan details within these groups.
This new mobile app, according to Jayalalithaa will help to register all details, which in turn will allow effective monitoring of the SGHs. Since the trainers are responsible for monitoring the progress of members within each group, the mobile app will eventually help the trainers with effective monitoring.
During the announcement, it was revealed by the CM that the total cost of the Amma Mobile Scheme will be Rupees 15 crores and the government is targeting a launch during this ongoing fiscal years, i.e. 2015-2016.