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A Comparative Study on the Structure and Functioning of SHG’s Promoted by Various Institutions

Ajith B. Jagadeeswary V. Satyanarayan K.
Vol 7(5), 162-167

Self help groups represent a form of intervention and is considered as an effective strategy for poverty alleviation, women development and social empowerment. Adopting exploratory research design, SHGs promoted by various institutions in Tumkur district of Karnataka were studied. Madhugiri and Tiptur Taluks were selected from Tumkur district and two hoblies from each Taluk and a cluster of villages covering three neighbouring villages in each hobli were selected for the study. A sum total of 48 SHGs were covered under the study and 240 members were randomly selected and data were collected. Majority of the SHGs were 5 to 10 years old, conducted meetings once a week and maintained all the registers upto date. Majority had individual savings up to Rs 4000/- and availed loan for cattle or buffalo purchase to undertake dairying as their major income generating activity and all the members were benefited after joining the SHGs promoted by all institutions.

Keywords : Self Help Groups Institutions Women development Empowerment

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