Raithal digital village has been awarded a ‘Platinum’ rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) making it the first digital village in the country to be certified as a green village. Raithal is one of the villages chosen by ICICI Bank to be transformed into a digital village. The programme involved end to end digitisation of transactions and other commercial activities, providing vocational training to villagers, extending credit facility and helping the villagers to access markets and earn a sustainable livelihood.
The award recognises Raithal village as a global leader’ for its achievement at creating an ecosystem that meets the criterion laid down by IGBC under its Green Village Rating System. These include Health & Hygiene, Village Infrastructure, Water Conservation, Energy Availability and Efficiency, Materials & Resources, Social & Community Actions as well as Green Innovation. It also makes Raithal the first certified green village of Rajasthan.
In line with ICICI Banks efforts to partner the nations progress by empowering rural India, Raithal is one among the 100 digital villages that were dedicated to the nation last year. So far, the bank has transformed 600 villages across India into ICICI Digital Villages.
In addition to the above initiatives, ICICI Bank has adopted several other measures to reduce carbon footprint across the country. ICICI Bank Towers in Mumbai and Vadodara, its state-of-the-art data centre as well one of its branches in Hyderabad have been awarded a ‘Platinum’ rating by IGBC.