“Study of the Empowerment of Women in India Regarding the Socio-Economic Strategies.”



The paper focusess different dimension of women empowerment. Strategies adopted to reach empowerment. The participation of women in income generating activities for the family has been increasing over time. Female work participations not only increase their family income but also bring economic independence among women in the households. 58.2% of women are at the age of above 35 years and 61% are illiterates. 44.6% women are engaged in agriculture as labourer. 52% of SGHs women are earning Rs. 20000 to Rs.25000 per annum. 42% women aquired domestic appliances like radio/ TV and 34% of the members have access to safe cooking fuels (LPG) under the Government promoted scheme. 98% of eligible members adopt small family norms. All children of SHG members are able to access immunization services against the 6 diseases. The main objectives of this paper are to study the socio-economic background of the sample women respondent in the study area, to examine the income, expenditure and savings pattern of the women members after joining Self Help Groups (SHGs), to study the various innovative strategies of women for economic development. The conclusion of the paper is that women SHGs adopted innovative strategies and plays an important role in involving the rural women in self-employment and eradicating poverty among the rural masses.

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