Kakinada: Zilla Parishad chairman Ch Venugopala Krishna called upon the officials to save self – help groups from micro – finance institutions by streamlining the disbursement of bank loans. All eligible SHGs have to be extended `pavala vaddi' loans.

Addressing a ZP standing committee meeting here on Monday, Mr. Venugopala Krishna said deterrent action has to be taken against members of SHGs who commit irregularities.