International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part D (2019)
Implementation of income generation activities under JEEViKA: A study at Samastipur district of Bihar
To get an idea about the income generation activities of rural women members under JEEViKA
, this study was carried out in July 2019 at Morwagadh village, Morwa block and also at Gaupur village of Ujiarpur block, Samastipur district, Bihar. Regarding JEEViKA, it may be mentioned that in 2006, the Bihar government requested the World Bank’s assistance for the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project. The Project aimed to “enhance the social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in Bihar”, by bringing women from poor rural households into self-help groups and increasing their incomes. The Government of Bihar intended to halve its below poverty-line population by 2015. To contribute to this objective, the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project— popularly known as JEEViKA
—was designed and launched which still is continuing.
Altogether 10 women members of three self-help groups (SHGs) in two villages of two different blocks were contacted. The relevant data were collected from them by following Group Discussion under PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal). And also secondary data were collected from JEEViKA’s office. The most important point as observed by the authors’ during the course of study is that wives were helping their husbands to enhance business or other household works including spending for children’s education by borrowing loan form the SHGs’ corpus fund.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shankar Chatterjee, DP Singh. Implementation of income generation activities under JEEViKA: A study at Samastipur district of Bihar. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(8):213-216.