'This book has been designed as a tool for the persons forming and nurturing Self-Help Groups, to enable them to train members and office bearers of the groups in the concepts, processes and procedures of group functioning. It has been written in very simple language for easy understanding by grassroots level functionaries. The book is divided into 14 chapters. The first four modules are devoted to explaining the concept of Self-Help and the principles of group functioning and points that need to be attended to while forming groups. The field worker can use these modules at the stage of group formation. This is followed by different topics that a group should understand for management of the collective effort. The field worker can use each of these modules when attending the group meetings.'
Forewordv Prefacevii 1.What is Self-Help Group?1 2.Why Self-Help Groups?5 3.How to Form Self-Help Group?9 4.How to Frame Rules and Regulations of SHGs?13 5.How to Mobilize and Manage SHG Savings?19 6.How to Manage Inter-Lending?25 7.How to Educate SHG Members about their Responsibilities? 35 8.How to Train SHGs in Bookkeeping and Accounting? 41 9.How to Develop Leadership in SHGs?45 10.How to Develop the Capability for Conflict Resolution? 53 11.How to Establish Credit Linkage with Banks?61 12.How to Develop and Manage Common Funds? 69 13.How to take up Income Generating Activities?73 14.How can an SHG become a Vehicle for Social Development?77 15.Why and How to Form Networks of Self-Help Groups? 85 16.How can SHGs Establish Linkages?91 17.How can SHGs Achieve Convergence of Services? 97 Appendix I: Model Self-Help Group Bye-Laws105 Appendix II: Model Bye-laws for Federations of Self-HelpRead more
Dr. Arvind Rathod, presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture at Navsari Agricultural University, Waghai (Dangs). Earlier he had working in ICICI Prudential Life insurance as a Financial Services Manager. In Teaching he was working as an Assistant Professor in B.M. College of Business Administration, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat (Gujarat). In the same institute he serves as In-charge Principal for two Years. Dr. Kuldeep Choudhary, presently working as Assistant Professor in the discipline of Human Resource Management, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat). He earned his M.B.A. (Agribusiness Management) in 2010 from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka). He is a Gold Medalist in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. from Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat). Dr. Amit Lathiya,Read more