Subhashree Mishra and SK Pati
In the areas of social, political, economic, and education, self-help groups have a favourable influence. It is significantly advancing rural communities and rural residents. SHGs also provide an opportunity of acquiring a way of collecting money, developing skills, and reducing social isolation; they also impart a sense of interpersonal connection, social intimacy, social confidence, etc. Self-Help Groups are a successful method for empowering women in rural and urban communities by bringing women from all walks of life together. Purposefully, the current study is being conducted in the Khordha area of Odisha. For the purpose of choosing the self-help groups, stratified random sampling was used. The primary data were collected by interviewing all the members from the 8 self-help groups by a well structure schedule. From each group ten members were interviewed and from eight groups a total of 80 members were interviewed. Numerous schemes for improving rural areas are being carried out by the Indian government and several state governments.
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