One of the best things that have happened to our country is the phenomenal growth of Self Help Groups (SHGs). A concept of SHGs was initiated two decades ago by the Govt. of India and brought in NABARD as the key player to strengthen the concept. The concept of SHGs is simple and yet powerful. It is aimed at the rural women to enable them come together to solve their problems by way of community participation. It was felt that it not possible for them to come together and solve their problems only through dialogue, they also were looking for the financial support. At this juncture NABARD has stepped in and created SHG-Bank Linkage Programme. Since then history is created for the big entry of Microfinance in India.
Cite this article:
A. K. Srinivas. The Evaluation of Self Help Groups- Bank Linkage Programme. Asian J. Management 1(1): Jan. – Mar. 2010 page 30-32.