Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD, The Sona Group, got featured in Business Standard on How innovative, sustainable tech can empower rural women in India.
For the book launch of Smart Villages: Bridging the Global Urban-Rural Divide, Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD, The Sona Group, was featured in Business Standard. How creative, sustainable technology may empower rural women in India is the subject of the book.
In rural India, there are around 350 million women, and as males migrate to cities in pursuit of work, women are left to fend for themselves and their families. A group of social scientists has now published a report on how these women might support their families by using resilient and innovative technologies.
Chocko Valliappa and Dr. Nirmalesh K Sampath Kumar, both wrote a paper titled 'Appropriate Technologies for Value Addition in Rural Indian Villages,' which was released in a 511-page volume on 'Smart Villages-Bridging the Global Urban-Rural Divide' by Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
The Sona College of Technology at the Women's Technology Park (WTP) in Salem, Tamil Nadu, has already made a start by having to run five projects, all of which are funded by the Department of Science and Technology, and which have trained nearly 800 women as well as succeeded in turning them into entrepreneurs via sustainable schemes.