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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1742-1748
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.211


Empowerment of Rural Women through Self-Help Groups and Value Addition of Millets in Bangalore Rural District of Karnataka, India
A.M. Maruthesha1*, D. Vijayalakshmi2 and S.M. Preetham2
1Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Kathalagere – 577219, Karnataka, India
2Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study on socio-economic characteristics, food habits and dietary intake of rural women was conducted in selected villages of Bangalore rural district in Karnataka state. The selected villages were Heggadehalli of Doddballapur taluk and Venkatahalli of Devanahalli taluk during the year 2013-14. The data was collected from the 200 rural women using semi structured interview schedule. The collected data was analysed using appropriate statistical tools. The results of the study revealed that, ten active self-help groups were identified in the selected villages having 19-21 members in each SHG. The total savings of the SHGs ranged from Rs. 10,580 to Rs. 46,080 with average total lending Rs. @ 2% interest per month ranging from Rs. 720 to Rs. 2,880. Majority of the SHG’s had taken loan for the purchase cattle and sheep followed by education loan. Overall 31 per cent of the respondents were engaged in dairy farming followed by vegetable marketing, sheep rearing. Majority of rural women participated in the training on value addition of finger Millet (46%). After the training programme conducted to the rural women (200) out of which 50 SHG women came forward to take up the entrepreneur activities on value added products of finger millet.


Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Finger millet, Self Help Groups and Value addition
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Maruthesha, A.M., D. Vijayalakshmi and Preetham, S.M. 2018. Empowerment of Rural Women through Self-Help Groups and Value Addition of Millets in Bangalore Rural District of Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1742-1748. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.211