The Bank continued to promote SHGs on its own as a Self Help Promoting Institution (SHPI), besides assisting groups formed by other NGOs.
The NABARD appreciating the progress achieved, advised the Bank to strengthen the SHGs by continuing promotion / linkage even after end
of NABARD assisted programme. The cumulative linkage of SHGs is 74080 groups and the limit sanctioned is Rs.1134.76 crores.