MICRO ENTERPRISE: WAY FOR DEVELOPMENT RURAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UTTARAKHAND (INDIA)

Publication Date : 12/05/2016


Author(s) :

Kiran Arya , M. A. Ansari.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 5
(05 - 2016)



Abstract :

Economic independence is the need of the hour. Participation in income generating activities helps in the overall empowerment of women. The SHGs had major impact on social and economic life of rural women. It helps women increase in social recognition of self, status of family in the society, improvement of standard of living. The concept of Self Help Groups (SHGs) is proving to be a helpful mechanism for the women empowerment. SHG is an organization of rural poor, particularly of women that deliver micro credit to undertake the entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurship development and income generating activities are a feasible solution for empowering women. It generates income and also provides flexible working hours according to the needs of homemakers. This paper reviews in brief the literature in this field and addresses women entrepreneurs in rural areas. It examined the impact on women empowerment through micro entrepreneurship development.


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