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FIREJ 2016 : Financial Inclusion and Rural Empowerment in Jharkhand: Issues, Progress and Prospects


When Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 22, 2016
Where Giridih, Jharkhand
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2016

Call For Papers

State level workshop
“Financial Inclusion and Rural Empowerment in Jharkhand: Issues, Progress and Prospects”
Date: 21-22 March 2016
Organized by
Indian Statistical Institute Giridih in collaboration with NABARD Jharkhand
Venue: Indian Statistical Institute Giridih
1.To bring various stakeholders in a common platform for discussion on various issues/constraints, opportunities and prospects for rural empowerment through financial inclusion in the state
2.Try to develop new strategy for empowerment of vulnerable sections through micro finance and SHG in rural areas of Jharkhand

1. SHGs, micro enterprises and their performances in Jharkhand
2. Livelihood initiatives through SHGs and JLGs and practice under NRLM
3. Constraints of SHG promotion in most backward regions, tribal dominated and left- wing influenced areas
4. Leveraging modern technology-the information technology intervention in managing SHG & MF
5. Develop other approach and methodology for better outreach in tribal and rural pockets
6. Strategy to develop and strengthen income flows through micro enterprises to boost repayment performances and sustainable rural development
7. Strengthening marketing and supply chain management
8. Effective convergence of different activities and efforts for SHGs being accentuated through various new schemes such as Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Atal Pension Yojana for their outreach and performance
9. Strengthening coordination with line departments such as Rural development and Panchayati Raj department for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of allied schemes
10. Governance issues in MF sector
11. Participatory planning, financing and capacity building
12. Other sustainable development practices under the schemes

Submission of abstract (preferably in 200 words): 10 February 2016
Submission of full-length paper: 28 February 2016
Registration fee: Rs. 1000/-
Contact address: Dr. Hari Charan Behera, Indian Statistical Institute Giridih, Jharkhand-815301 (email: (or) Ph. 06532-222034 & Mob # +919431144870)

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