|SBI prog for self-reliance of women|
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The State Bank of India (SBI) has always been in the forefront in financing self-help groups (SHGs) in Assam to develop a self-sustained rural economy and also to empower the women beneficiaries.
In order to accelerate SHG finance on a mission mode and also to take the very essence of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhijan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the ground level, SBI launched a programme titled ‘Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani’ (Women Self-Reliance programme) in the State on Friday, said a press release here today.
The basic objective of the programme is to create a strong bonding with the SHG members, besides extending credit linkages to the women SHGs nurtured and sponsored by NRLM, Assam for self-reliance and economic uplift. On the inaugural day, SBI branches of Assam sanctioned 856 SHGs sponsored by NRLM with a financial outlay of Rs 38 crore.
SBI also distributed saplings to all the SHG members who availed the credit on the opening day and in the process, thousands of saplings were distributed by the bank to NRLM SHG members.
SBI plans to cover more women SHGs for sustainable development and to create opportunities for self-reliance of women.