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Chorodi Gram Panchayat, Vaddayarakoppa, sets an example to the rest of the state when it comes to self-help groups, explains Father Staney of the Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS). The Society was started ten years ago, has been co-ordinating with such SHGs. More women from the region than ever before are marching towards literacy, can sign their names, and carry out bank transactions successfully. Three committees have been set up: one to oversee education, second for loans and the third for supervision. All members are responsible for the smooth functioning of the SHG. The agenda is strictly followed every month. Read more at http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jan132009/spectrum20090112112093.asp

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