International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART A
Sustainability and effectiveness of self help groups in Uttarakhand
Author(s): Pratibha Singh, Poonam Tewari and Deepika Verma
Present study was conducted to know the sustainability and effectiveness of women Self Help Groups in the state of Uttarakhand. Data was collected from 400 SHG’s of seven districts of Uttarakhand. Findings reveals that out of the total groups studied 24.25 percent groups were active, 13.50 percent were dormant and 62.00 percent were discontinued. Active groups had undertaken income generating activities at individual level. Dairy was the main activity undertaken by SHG members and on an average each member was earning Rs. 22,130 annually. Majority of the SHG members had availed loan from bank for starting income generating activity. During the study it was observed that rural development agencies focus more on formation of large number of SHG, not in the monitoring, follow up and upgradation of knowledge and skills that resulted in discontinuation or dormancy of SHGs. There is need to focus more on monitoring/followup, microfinance, imparting knowledge and capacity building trainings, establishing market linkages to make SHGs more sustainable.
How to cite this article:
Pratibha Singh, Poonam Tewari and Deepika Verma. Sustainability and effectiveness of self help groups in Uttarakhand. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(1): 23-27.