Hyderabad, September 7, 2015: Facebook India and Government of Telangana have launched a unique
training program that aims to equip the rural selfhelp groups (SHGs) in Telangana with necessary
technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space.
The first batch of 10 SHG representatives was trained today at the Facebook Hyderabad office. These
representatives were trained in basics of Facebook platform, and the various features of the platform. They
were given an overview of how to use Facebook to promote their products online. The SHG representatives
were given a stepbystep walk through of Facebook Page creation and also some tips on posting engaging
Ritesh Mehta, Head of Economic Growth Initiatives for Facebook India said, “This program is part of our
continued investment in businesses, developers and the 132 million people who use Facebook in India.
These events, which we are rolling out nationwide, will help entrepreneurs in rural India reach new customers
and ultimately grow."
Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that the SelfHelp Groups would immensely benefit as they would
now be able to market their products globally, with assistance from Facebook.