Self-Help Groups

Self-Help Groups for UPSC IAS
  • Self-Help Groups (SHG) are small informal groups of 10-20 individuals, mostly women from similar social and economic backgrounds.
  • They come together to form a group for mutual support and help.
  • SHGs encourage members to save regularly, and these savings are then pooled to provide loans to members for various purposes such as starting a small business, paying for their children’s education or medical expenses, etc.

Latest News about Self-Help Groups

  • 20 April 2023:
    • Ministry of Rural Development’s Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) launched “Sangathan Se Samridhhi– Leaving no Rural Woman Behind”.


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Sangathan se Samriddhi

“Sangathan se Samriddhi – Leaving no Rural Woman Behind” is a National Campaign launched by Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY – NRLM).

It is aimed at mobilizing 10 crore women from eligible rural households.