Managing Scale

How can the situation of Indian Self-Help Groups be improved?
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This presentation discusses various aspects of self-help groups (SHGs) in India. The presentation:

  • Describes APMAS, a state level technical support institution for SHGs and their federations;
  • Examines the SHG-Bank linkage in India, focusing on Andhra Pradesh;
  • Describes the present status of SHGs in India;
  • Discusses major issues faced by SHGs:
  • Lists the following issues faced by SHG federations:
    • Non-existence of a national data-base;
    • Lack of rating agencies;
    • Need for improvement in governance, systems and asset quality;
    • High promotional costs.

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By Reddy, C.