GOALPARA, March 9 - The Deputy Commissioner of Goalpara district, Varnali Deka took part in the deliberations of a one-day conference on �Implementation of Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) by CPSEs in aspirational districts� organised by the Department of Public Enterprises on March 3, 2020 in New Delhi and also shared her experiences during a panel discussion in a separate conference on �Enhancing Women�s Economic Empowerment through financial inclusion� organised by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Microsave Consulting (MSC) on March 4 there.
Deka said that the objective of the first conference was to share best practices on implementation of theme-based CSR projects adopted during 2018-19 and 2019-20 in school education and the issues faced by the CPSEs, district administration and implementing agencies. She informed that she took part in the technical session on �Scalable Best Practices: School Education� where deliberation was made on the improving learning outcomes in the aspirational district which were successfully achieved with the help of all key stakeholders and the CPSE.
She also took part in the event on �Enhancing Women�s Economic Empowerment through financial inclusion� on March 4 and shared her experiences as the head of the aspirational district of Goalpara in a panel discussion on �Women�s financial health for impactful women�s economic empowerment � what it will take? Since the district has been doing consistently well in the financial inclusion thematic area, amongst the other 112 aspirational districts in the country, Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka said that the focus was on realising the potential of the digital financial services to link women to the market in order to facilitate greater control of their earnings and savings, raised income and reduction of poverty� all crucial elements. She also informed that an e-commerce portal, �Goalmart� was launched recently in the district to promote and sell online local products of Goalpara district in the global market which can have many amazing benefits like boosting demand of different products, women selling their wares at intelligent pricing directly without the help of middlemen, increase in entrepreneurial activities, attracting investment and increasing economic activities in the district.
Moreover, Deka also said that this was a wonderful opportunity and personally rewarding experience for her as deliberations and presentations covered a wide range of topics.