Significance of Establishing Linkages
with Self-Help Groups and Banks


Y.C. Nanda
Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Core Issue
3. The SHG Concept
4. The Linkage of SHGs with Banks
5. The Linkage Project in India
6. Conclusion

Three Case Studies under the Project:

Self-help Group: Karnataka State
Self-help Group: Tamil Nadu State
Self-help Group: Andra Pradesh State

Abreviations:

NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
SHG: Self-Help Group
SHGI: Self-Help Group promoting Institution
NGO: Non Governmental Organization
RRB: Rural Regional Bank
VA: Voluntary Agency
Rs. 30 = USD 1 - approx. 1995

Y.C. Nanda is the Chief General Manager of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and is based in Bombay, India. The views expressed in the paper are those of the author and may not necessarily be of the institution to which he belongs. His contact address is :

Y. C. Nanda
Chief General Manager
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Sterling Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Post Box no. 6552, Worli
BOMBAY - 400 018
India

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