Q.1 Discuss the role played by SHGs in rural development in India. Also, mention various measures which have been taken by the government to promote SHGs in India. (15 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- Briefly explain the concept of SHGs. ¬†Explain the role played by SHGs in rural development in India such as financial inclusion, women empowerment, employment opportunities etc. Examples can be used. Mention the steps taken by government to promote SHGs. ¬†Conclude accordingly.