Accepted paper:

Rajbanshi People of northern West Bengal: Access to Micro-Credit

Author:

Ashok Das Gupta (University of North Bengal )

Paper short abstract:

This paper is on Rajbanshi People of northern West Bengal: Access to Micro-Credit. This is a case study from North Bengal region, India.

Paper long abstract:

This paper is on Rajbanshi People of northern West Bengal: Access to Micro-Credit. These people are basically agriculturists, but their traditional verities, organic cultivation, livestock rearing, and handicrafts as well as various ways to utilise natural resources and food processing techniques are so important where rural banking, Self-Help Groups, micro-credit can find the way. That would be also useful in women empowerment directly improving the education and health systems at ground stage. Case studies are taken from rural Rajbanshi people of northern West Bengal plains of India.

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Micro-financing and rural poverty reduction