NABARD & NRLM organize sensitization workshop for SHG leaders

SRINAGAR: NABARD organized a one-day sensitization workshop for women SHG leaders in collaboration with NRLM unit Kulgam. The workshop was attended by DDM NABARD Rouf Zargar, DPMs NRLM Shazia Farooq, DPM Mubasherah and DPM Rayees Ahmad. Around 30 SHG leaders from Pahloo block involved in paper mache handicrafts attended the workshop. The Block programme managers from various blocks were also present.
During the workshop, different topics like benefits of SHGs, effective SHG documentation and record keeping, inspiration for savings for SHGs, NABARD Panch Sutra (Regular SHG meeting, regular saving, regular inter-loaning, regular repayment & regular SHG documentations), importance of individual saving account, process and methodologies of bank credit linkage, etc. were discussed.
DDM Rouf Zargar gave an overview of the microfinance sector in India with special reference to J&K. He gave the details of marketing initiatives through NABARD for the benefit of SHGs and artisans such as Rural Haat, Rural Mart, Exhibitions, Melas among others. He urged the female SHG leaders to take benefit of such schemes which would lead to their socio-economic empowerment. He enjoined upon the women dealing with papier machie to get trainings under LEDP and mEDP scheme of NABARD

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