Formation and Nurturing of Self Help Groups - Operational Processes and Procedures


One of the key instruments for women’s empowerment is Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Every state of India is contributing significantly in mainstreaming this approach to the extent of financing programmes for promoting self-help groups.
Self-help groups are generally facilitated by NGOs, who advise and train members in a variety of on- and off-farm income-generating activities. Indeed, recent times it has been seen that NGOs were substituted by trained facilitators and animators drawn from either Government body or any other State level agencies, who promotes SHGs or the senior members of SHGs themselves.
Many Self Help Groups are functioning successfully across the country and promotion and strengthening of SHGs has become an integral part in community development and self employment programmes. At the same time one can understand that income generation is the goal of any commercial activity pursued through own or borrowed funds. Any activity that does not generate income out of the invested funds is to be considered as unproductive activity. It is also true that unproductive activities also create assets and the same may generate income if use appropriately. But the real test of income generation lies in leaving sufficient surplus of income over expenditure.

Target Audience

  • Officials in-charge of project preparation and implementation of SHGs micro enterprises representing organizations from Government Departments/Finance corporations/DRDA etc.
  • Representatives of developmental financial institutions/Non-Govt. organisations/funding agencies/training institutions/Banks engaged in promoting and financing SHGs.
  • Representatives of Federations/MACs of SHGs/Local area banks/networking agencies


  • Comprehend the basics of Formation of SHGs
  • Enhance analytical and appraisal skills in examining the viability of income generating activity
  • Improve presentation skills for formulating a project
  • Develop insights into the requisites for monitoring and evaluation of projects


3 days


Rs. 7500/- (Residential)
Rs. 6000/- (Residential)(18% GST as applicable).
The fee covers cost of tuition, reading material, boarding and lodging. It does not cover travel costs of participants. Fee once paid shall not be refunded. However, a substitute may be permitted.

For further details contact:

Tel: 040-23633220