SHGs to run canteens
AS RECOGNITION of the commendable work of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in carrying out sanitation in the City, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh would distribute cheques of revolving funds to new members of SHGs at a function on Wednesday at Bhopal Haat.
Informing this, Collector Sanjay Kumar Shukla told newsmen today that nearly 6,000 women formed 650 SHGs and credit
After successfully carrying out sanitation works in different parts of the City, such groups would now be involved in running canteens of educational institutions and other government offices, he added.
In the function at Bhopal Haat, an interactive session with successful women of SHGs would also be organised. Industries Minister Babulal Gaur and Urban Administration Minister Jayant Malaiya would also attend this programme.
Shukla informed that these SHGs are responsible of carrying out sanitation in areas like Char Imali, New Market, Bittan Market etc. Besides, contract of sanitation in JP Hospital was also given to SHGs.
The collector said that the officials are now contracting different SHGs for running their canteens. He said that district administration has set the target of enrolling about 10,000 women for self-help groups.
The State Government provides an amount of Rs 1000 as revolving fund to each woman of the group as grant. Shukla said that the scheme was started with an aim to make women financial independent. The Dugdh Sangh would provide a Sanchi point where such self-help groups run a canteen.