Mewat Development Agency, Nuh

Self Help Groups

The MDA has started a special program of empowerment of women through constituting Self Help Group from 1995-96 to 2004-05 during the period of IFAD-MADP.

To empower the women of the area, the women SHG Federations have been constituted and the MDA is implementing the Community Development activity through SHG federations in the Mewat area since 2007-08. The SHG federations are looking after the work of community development programme of MDA through six Block Level SHG Federations and one Mewat Level SHG Federation. Presently, 2287 Self Help Groups are working with 27392 women members are associating with these SHGs. The SHG Federations are also facilitating in the recovery of micro finance loan as well as term loan under NMDFC schemes. The micro finance has also disbursed with the recommendations of SHG Federations.

The SHG women are involve in many household activities like making of Changeri, Moodha, hand fans, purses, money bags, table clothes, T.V. cover etc. and also produce commodities like mustard oil, flour, suji, papad, Badi etc. They have also adopted advanced technologies in the field of agriculture & horticulture providing development breed of vegetable, onion, mustard, carrot, tomato etc. These activities have made them self-reliant and courageous to fight the social evils and atrocities and enjoy good life by using modern amenities and participating in their cultural activities.

Consolidated details of Self Help Groups under six block level federations