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Empowerment of Women Through Public Programs in Rural West Bengal: A Study on National Rural Livelihood Mission in a Block of Purulia

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Abstract

The present study based on a village-level survey in the backward district of Purulia of West Bengal finds that involvement in the group can do a large regarding women empowerment. Loans from the groups can be a great source to provide self-employment for the women involved, which develops self-esteem among women, helps to raise their voices against any corruption, and uplifts their position in their families. Women associated with groups are comparatively more aware of different facts and, therefore, have managed to get panchayat’s assistance for sanitation and electrification facilities. We do not find any enhancement in expenditure as a result of group association or group loans. But groups and group loans have done a large in terms of economic empowerment. Group loans and association with groups have socially empowered women as women associated with groups can stand beside other women, largely influence the family decision, participate more in public and political gatherings, and engage themselves with different sorts of social gatherings. All the implementing agencies should work in a coordinated manner to develop self-help groups and make their members truly economically self-empowered.

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title
Empowerment of Women Through Public Programs in Rural West Bengal: A Study on National Rural Livelihood Mission in a Block of Purulia
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4268-3_4
Authors:
Tithi Bose
Archita Ghosh
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