International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part N (2016)
Self help groups (SHGs) as a potential tool for economic empowerment of women in selected districts of Assam: A comparative experience
Now-a-days, most widely used concept is women empowerment which could be understood as a process of gaining greater share of control of women over their mind, body and resources. Self Help Groups movement has emerged as a potential tool for women empowerment. It was expected that the group approach would pave the way for improving the economic condition of rural women through income generating activities with the help of bank credit. However, after in-depth analysis of statistical data gathered through literature survey, the present piece of maneuver suggests that the achievement of SHGs movement in economic empowerment of women was not satisfactory in the selected districts of Assam. It is universally accepted fact that only introducing a land marking approach is not enough, what is required is the effective implementation of the scheme for the interests of the people. Therefore, intensive efforts and attention should be initiated by the government of Assam in order to realise the objectives of SHGs movement in the state.
How to cite this article:
Upen Konch. Self help groups (SHGs) as a potential tool for economic empowerment of women in selected districts of Assam: A comparative experience. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):871-878.