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The Role of Women Self Help Groups in Rural Development of Karnataka State, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 DOS in Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 23-25, September,14 (2013)


Today, in India the problem of rural poverty is increasing very rapidly. There are a very few way to eradicate rural poverty in India. Mainly providing economic support to the rural people, particularly to the rural women, has been proved very fruitful to reduce the poverty in rural India. Providing economic support or loans to the rural women helps them to empower, not only economically but also socially, further this strengthens the whole society in general. Hence, the present study is placed in this context to examine the relationship between Self Help Groups and socio-economic development of rural community in general and women in particular of Karnataka state and also to suggest suitable measures for the effective improvement of functioning of SHGs in improving the socio-economic conditions of the rural people. For the said purpose the primary data has been collected from field survey in Hassan district of Karnataka state. In the present study, based on the analysis and discussion on the performance evaluation of women SHGs and rural development in Karnataka state, major findings of this study have been explained in detail.


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