International Journal of Home Science
2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2, PART A
Assessment of Training Needs Of Women of Self Help Groups of Udaipur District
Author(s): Simple Jain
SHGs are novel and innovative organizational setup in India for the women upliftment and welfare. All women in India are given chance to join any one of SHGs to become an entrepreneur and skilled worker. The SHGs are promoted by the Government as if women in India may not be resourceful enough to be entrepreneurs. SHGs become more or less a part and parcel of the society. But the real situation is entirely different as women became member of SHGs but they do not have knowledge about the functioning and other benefits of SHGs. Thus the present study was undertaken with an objective to identify the training needs of existing Self-help groups. The present study was conducted in 2 Blocks namely Badgoan and Gogunda of the Udaipur District. A total eight Self-help groups were selected from 8 villages for the study. The sample consisted 80 rural women SHG members. Interview technique was used for assessing the training needs. Findings shows that majority of the respondents had joined SHG almost four years ago and remaining were joined either one year or three years ago but they had poor knowledge about almost all the aspects of Self-help groups i.e. management and administration of selfhelp groups, financial management, micro enterprise development, awareness about social issues, development of networks and linkages and participation in democratic process. Thus there is need to provide trainings to members of SHG regarding all the facets of SHG so that they can avail all the benefits of the SHGs for their all-round development. This can pave the way to their empowerment that has been the ultimate aim of the Government.