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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1151-1157
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.135


Role of KVK in Strengthening of Livelihood Security of Self Help Group Tribal Farm Women in Palghar District
Vilas Jadhav* and J. Venkat Pirabu
Agril. Extension & Rural Sociology Department of TNAU, Coimbatore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a planned scheme of Indian Council of Agricultural Research plays vital role by organizing various mandatory programmes to the women for their empowerment in respect of knowledge and adoption of technology for the augmentation of crop production, food security, livelihood security, etc. KVK emphasizes on women empowerment through formation and functioning of SHG and providing training on entrepreneurial training which helps them to develop self confidence, attitude, motivation, economic independence, decision making, leadership, social mobility, etc. Therefore, an attempt has made through this study to find out the role of KVK in strengthening livelihood security the SHG tribal farm women through their entrepreneurial activities. The present study was conducted in purposively selected Palghar district of Maharashtra state which is tribal dominated district. Total two blocks were selected, each block five villages were selected randomly where KVK has given training to the SHG tribal farm women. Thus, a total 10 villages were selected and from each selected villages 20respondents were selected. Thus, total 200 were selected for the study. To measure their livelihood security of the SHG tribal farm women, an index developed by (Eqbal, 2015) used with modifications. The index was based on 10 sub-indicators of livelihood security i.e. food security index, community empowerment index, community educational security index, gender equality index, economic efficiency index, ecological security index, community participation index, infrastructure security index, employment security index and sustainable farm diversification index. The overall extent of livelihood security was found as majority of the respondents in case of food security (60.00%), community empowerment (87.50%), community educational security (82.50%), gender equality (47.00%), economic efficiency (58.00%), ecological security (77.50%), community participation (86.50%), infrastructure security (74.00%), employment security (71.00%), sustainable farm diversification (69.50%), all these sub- indicators comes under medium level of livelihood security index. In case of Overall livelihood security index, 69.00 per cent was observed which comes under medium level of category.


Keywords: Livelihood, Empowerment, Sustainable development, Self help group, KVK, ICAR, Demonstration, Training
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Vilas Jadhav and Venkat Pirabu, J. 2019. Role of KVK in Strengthening of Livelihood Security of Self Help Group Tribal Farm Women in Palghar District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1151-1157. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.135