Capacity building prog for SHGs held

NAMSAI, Sep 22: Representatives of several SHGs participated in a capacity building training programme organised here by the NABARD on Sunday.
NABARD District Development Manager Kamal Roy briefed the participants on the SHG-bank linkage programme and the importance of voluntary savings, cash credit system/term loan, and “changing the profile of matured SHGs and their financial requirements.”
He also explained the NABARD’s micro enterprise development programme, besides digital banking, modes of cashless banking, the government’s flagship programmes, etc.
Namsai KVK Head Dr Manish Kanwat advised the SHGs to “start their activities in a professional manner through community involvement.” He urged the Arunachal Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ArSRLM) and the SHGs to be members of the agri-business incubation programme, under which farmers and budding entrepreneurs may receive technical support such as free training, national level exposure, branding, marketing, packaging, etc, from the ICAR NEH region.
He asked them to invest their resources “in profit-oriented farming rather than input intensive farming,” and gave assurance that the KVK would always extend support to the uplifting and empowerment of the tribal women in the district and the state.
The programme was organized in collaboration with the ArSRLM.