Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Women empowerment through self-help group: A study of karjat taluka raigad district Maharashtra
Author(s): BS Rupnawar, Sneha G. Upadhye
Abstract: For the development of family, community, region and country women play an important role. So it is very necessary to make women socially and economically strong and capable according to their interest areas. Self-help Group play an important role in the society of rural and remote areas and perform various kinds of activities in the development of society through awareness among the local people with the help of local citizens. According to the International Encyclopedia (1999), power means having the capacity and the means to direct one's life towards desired social, political and economic goals or status. In this paper study and analysis various activities of Self-help Group to word women empowerment and what are the impacts of these Self-help Group activities in karjat taluka Raigad Maharashtra. Many activities are run toward women empowerment in Karjat Taluka by various self-help groups. These groups are Disha Kendra, Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha, Dr. Vinayak Wagle Memorial Trust, Mazi Sainik Shikshan Ani Swasthya Kalyan Sanstha, Bhairi Kvj and many more. Some SHG are running activites like tailoring dairy farming, farming of vegetables etc.