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Bihar has become the first state in India to have 10 lakh self-help groups managed by women

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Bihar has become the first state in India to have 10 lakh self-help groups managed by women. The groups have been functioning under Jeevika, a World Bank-supported poverty alleviation programme operational in the state since 2007 to empower women and make them self-reliant. Arvind Kumar Choudhary, principal secretary, rural development department, said that the Jeevika model has ensured empowerment of women in a big way.