This paper reviews the progress of SHG-Bank linkage programme at the national and regional levels, and examines its impact on the socio-economic conditions of SHG member households. The programme has grown at a tremendous

The Approach Paper to the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007-12) has chosen 'faster and more inclusive growth' as its central theme. It recognised the need to make growth 'more inclusive' in terms of benefits of growth flowing to those sections of population, which have been bypassed by high rates of economic growth achieved in recent years.