SamanwayaSakhi

SamanwayaSakhi (SHG-Bankers Interface Meet)

Odisha Livelihoods Mission has been taking a number of innovative initiatives to scale up SHG-Bank Linkage in the State and to ensure timely access to Credit for WSHGs from Banks. SamanwayaMela, SHG-Bankers interface meet is one such initiative. SamanwyaMela is organized by Block OLM team for a branch or a group of Bank branches. The Branch Managers, WSHG members, Bank Mitras, Office bearers of GPLF and OLM staff participate in the SamanwayaMela. The objective of SamanwayaMela is to create a platform to resolve issues relating to pending applications, motivate defaulter SHG to repay pending dues and to spread Financial Literacy among WSHGs. SamanwayaMelas are organized atleast once in every quarter in each Block. SamanwayaMela plays an important role in clearance of pending loan applications of WSHGs in Bank branches and recovery of SHG-NPA 

During FY 2015-16, 602 SamanwayaMelas have been organized by Odisha Livelihoods Mission. (As on 30th September 2015)