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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2858-2863
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.328


Empowerment of Rural Women through Self Help Groups
Pooja Bose1*, R. S. Sengar2 and Shree M. K. Chaturvedi3
Department of agricultural extension, collage of agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur, 492012(C.G.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study entitled “Empowerment of Rural Women through Self Help Groups” was carried out during the year 2015-16 in the Surguja district of the Chhattisgarh state. There are 7 blocks in Surguja district. Out of these, one block namely, Ambikapur was selected for this study. 15 SHGs were selected by using simple random sampling procedure. From each selected SHGs, 10 women members were to be selected. Thus, the total 150 respondents (10×15=150) were considered for the study. The findings of this study revealed that the majority of the respondents were found in young age group (up to 35 year), were pass primary level of education (38%). Majority of the respondents had reported marginal land holding (up to 1 ha), maximum respondents involved in agriculture and labour work as their family occupation. Majority of them had low annual income (Rs. 25001 to 75000). The findings revealed that the most of the respondents (52.00%) medium level of social empowerment followed by (78.00%) respondents medium level of economic empowerment, (95.34%) respondents medium level of cultural empowerment, (67.33%) respondents high level of psychological empowerment and (88.00%) respondents low level of political empowerment. The overall impact of SHG on empowerment of women member was revealed that, a medium level of empowerment of rural women through SHG could be noticed among nearly two third of its women members as 76.00 % were belonged to medium category of empowerment. This was followed by 14.00 per cent of them appearing in low category of empowerment. The percentage of respondents appearing in high category of women empowerment was found to be meager (10.00%).


Keywords: SHG, Women, Women empowerment, Social empowerment
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Pooja Bose, R. S. Sengar and Shree M. K. Chaturvedi. 2020. Empowerment of Rural Women through Self Help Groups.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2858-2863. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.328