Kiran Rana, M. A. Ansaris, Shweta Chaudhary, Ruchi Rani Gangwar



Analyze the Performance of Shg’s in Promoting Women's Empowerment in Uttarakhand State

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This study is an attempt to analyze the women empowerment in Uttarakhand by identifying the household decision making ability of women, to assess the economic decision making capability of women and evaluate the freedom of mobility of women for giving recommendation and suggestions to boost women empowerment as well as poverty alleviation in Uttarakhand.Krishna Kumari (2014) published a paper on “Woman Empowerment through Entrepreneurship in Service Sector with Special Reference to SHGs in Tourism” in „Global Journal for Research Analysis‟. The recent concept of Self-help groups'could awake the enterprising nature of the rural woman – to work in groups and contribute their capacities and creativities for their common cause of welfare; and the Rural Tourism projects are targeting the rural poor women through the vehicle of ‗Self-help groups'(SHG). Rapid progress in SHG formation has now turned into an empowerment movement among women across the country. .SHG (pressure group) in India has been working in the accurate path in empowering women and eradicating poverty in the rural and urban areas. The empowerment of women through Self Help Groups (SHGs) would lead to benefits not only to the individual women, but also for the family and community as a whole through collective action for development. However, women are still not empowered as per the expectation. The present study is an attempt to analyze the role and performance of SHGs in promoting women's empowerment in Udham Singh Nagarand and Dehardun District of Uttarakhand. The broad objective of the study is to analyse the operating system of SHGs for mobilization of saving, delivery of credit to the needy, repayment of loans and in building up of opinion of SGH members regarding increase in the power of decision making. Both primary and secondary data are collected. Age, education, communication pattern, family system etc., are analysed in demographic information. The study focuses on the role of SHGs in women empowerment, social solidarity and socio-economic betterment of the poor for their consolidation.


Women Empowerment, Self Help Group, Mobilization of savings


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Kiran Rana, M. A. Ansaris, Shweta Chaudhary, Ruchi Rani Gangwar. (2020) Analyze the Performance of Shg’s in Promoting Women's Empowerment in Uttarakhand State. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 5, 101-111


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