Govt launches 'Sangathan se Samriddhi' scheme to bring marginalised rural women into SHGs network

Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh today launched ‘Sangathan Se Samriddhi’ campaign. It will empower marginalized rural households by bringing all eligible rural women into the fold of Self Help Groups (SHGs). Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the government is targeting to bring 10 crore women under the purview of SHGs from the existing nine crore.

 Mr. Singh expressed happiness that the number of members, which was just 2.35 crore in May 2014, has now crossed nine crore. He stated that government has set a target that every woman associated with SHGs should be able to earn one lakh rupees per annum. He urged women to produce millets.

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