Sunday, June 15, 2008

Microcredit in Meghalaya

Microcredit institutions has spread in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The Economic Times reports:
"At present, there are more than 1100 SHGs, formed under twenty-five federations comprising ten community and rural development blocks spread across the West, South and East Garo Hills. The groups are required to form federations before registering under the banner of BILCHAM," said Daniel Ingty, a rural development officer associated with the bank.
Here, BILCHAM is Banking Institution and Learning Centre of Excellence for Holistic Aspiration of Mothers, an apex self help group federation in Meghalaya.

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