Hughes India

Bringing India's rural areas into the nation's banking system

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Easy access to bank accounts and an ATM on each corner is something we take for granted in the western world. However, it's a very different story when you look at developing economy countries like India. The lack of a reliable, well-established banking sector in rural areas means that many citizens fall prey to money-lenders or criminal elements, easily finding themselves in debt or hardship. N.V. Jairam, Director of SME & Enterprise Marketing for Hughes Communications India Limited, outlines the government's ongoing programme to expand banking services throughout rural India using satellite networks.

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