Let NGOs provide rural Net services
Given that information is a right in the modern age, remote communities need access
Baran is a unique district in Rajasthan where time stands still. Spread across a 7,000 sq. km area, Baran has just 82 sq. km designated as urban. Out of the population of a million, more than 40% are scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. About 60% of women are illiterate while 85% people live in rural areas. Sahariyas and Bheels are the majority among the tribes of Baran, who are mostly nomadic, homeless and bonded labourers. They eke out a living on a day-to-day basis. Most people outside the area are not even aware of the Sahariyas’ existence, as they live in a media-dark location.