The state Self Help Group (SHG) and Self Employment department is taking all necessary steps to ensure that there are 15,000 Self Help Groups exclusively in Sunderbans area. Sadhan Pande, the state Self Help Group and Self Employment minister, said at present there are 2,700 Self Help Groups in Sunderbans. “I held a meeting and directed the concerned officials to ensure that the number of SHGs should go up to 15,000 by the end of 2020,” said the minister adding that there are lots of scopes and it will ensure better economy in the area. So, setting up of more number of SHGs will ensure further development in the rural economy. He will be giving necessary directions to the SHG officials, who directly work in coordination with BDOs in villages, on how to increase the number of SHGs.