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Impact of SHGs on Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Women


Meenu Verma
Research Scholar,
Department of Home Science,
VKM, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi
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Sagita Deodiya
Associate Professor,
Department of Home Science,
VKM, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi


Kalyan Ghadei
Assistant Professor,
Department of Extension Education,
IAS, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi


Abstract


Empowerment is process, which helps people to gain control of their lives through raising awareness, taking action and working in order to exercise greater control. Empowerment is the feeling that activates the psychological energy to accomplish one’s goals. Women empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social and economic strength of the women. It often involves developing confidence in their own capacity. Empowering women contributes to social development. Economic progress in any country whether developed or under developed could be achieved through social development. Microfinance empowers women through changes in household choices, and bargaining power, by increasing overall resources, affecting the returns on human capital and influencing the attributes and norms. SHG formation and frequent group meetings give women an opportunity to break out of the daily routine and discuss their similar burdens, share their problems, giving them the opportunity to analyze whether the root causes go beyond individual fault or responsibility.


Keywords: Socio-economic, Rural, Women, Empowerment, Self Help Group

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