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Socio-Economic Profile of SHGS on Women Empoewrment: Case Study of three SHGS in Sambalpur District of Odisha, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Government College (Autonomus), Angul, Odisha, 759143, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 99-108, May,14 (2015)


The concept of Self Help Group (SHG) has developed from the poverty initiatives. Self help groups bring together people with common experiences. Many people find that self help groups are invaluable resource groups for empowerment. The Self Help generally refers to groups that involve people who have similar needs and are operated on informal and non-profit basis. SHG are affinity groups of rural poor voluntary formed to save and mutually agree to contribute to a common fund to enable the lending of small interest-bearing loans to their members. The study has been selected from three different SHGs of Sambalpur districts of Odisha. For convenience, the paper has four sections. The first section deals with the role of SHGs and the development of rural economy. The second section deals in impact of SHG based microfinance on women empowerment. The third section deals with socioeconomic profile of SHGs and women empowerment and the final section deals with summary and conclusion.


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