A study of trends of SHGs in Karjat Taluka Raigad District, Maharashtra
BS Rupnawar, Sneha G Upadhye
In India women have always retained a very highly regarded position in the society from many years according to past history. In the current socio-economic situation, the concepts of women empowerment and their security always are observed by all the political parties. Without women development, economic development will not take place. For economic empowerment of women, they must have technical knowledge, skill- training and marketing to establishing enterprises for economic stability. Despite making innumerable efforts to the women empowerment, the present socio economic status of women in India is very dejected. In 1992, NABARD launch Self-Help Group (SHG) for economic empowerment of women in India.rnAccording 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 BoscoYuvaSanstha, DrVinayakWagle Memorial Trust, Mazi SainikShikshanAniSwasthyaKalyanSanstha, BhairiKvj and many more. Some SHG give certificate in Auto/Car driving certificate, Home nursing certificate, Basic IT Skills certificate, Desk Top Publishing Applications certificate, Web Designing certificate, TALLY & Accounting certificate.