Freshly received flight from State Rural Livelihood Mission 'Bihan'
If the intention is strong then the destination is found. Due to her strong will, courage and dedication, Mrs. Duleshwari Dewangan of village Konari of Dongargaon development block of Rajnandgaon district has traveled from a housewife to an e-rickshaw driver. She has set an example of women empowerment by running e-rickshaws in rural areas. The State Rural Livelihoods Mission 'Bihan' has supported and supported his courage.
Smt. Duleshwari Dewangan informed that after joining Bihan group she is working as a village organization assistant and active woman. The family's financial condition was not well before joining the group. Previously, the family had a small grocery store and 1.50 acres as a source of income. The income from this could barely meet the daily requirements. After joining Bihan group, he got information about e-rickshaw scheme from Janpad Panchayat. The application given by him for e-rickshaw was approved. To buy a rickshaw, he took a loan of 50 thousand rupees from State Bank of India branch Dongargaon. The value of the rickshaw was Rs 1 lakh 60 thousand, in which the labor department gave them a subsidy of Rs 1 lakh. Mrs. Duleshwari Dewangan was given driving license by the Regional Transport Office after learning to drive an e-rickshaw.
Mrs. Duleshwari Dewangan is now running e-rickshaws from her village Konari to Dongargaon and rural areas. She is also doing the work of taking school children to school during school days. Their e-rickshaws have provided facilities to people in rural and remote areas. At the same time, the participation of women has also increased. With the additional income from e-rickshaws, he has expanded his grocery store and started a fancy store. Now they earn around 10 thousand rupees per month from e-rickshaws. With the expansion of the grocery store, income of Rs 12 thousand per month is being generated. In this way, their income has increased to 2 lakh 64 thousand rupees annually. She said that after successful operation of the e-rickshaw, she wants to get a car. The self-help group also wants to work with members to produce mushroom.