Impact of Women SHGs on Rural Development: A Study of Telangana

Saidaiah Gorla


Impact Of Women SHGs On Rural Development: A Study of Telangana

Dr.Saidaiah Gorla

Department of Economics

Osmania university



Development of a nation is very much dependent on the development of rural people. Today, the real problem faced by every developing country like India is the poverty. Poverty and unemployment are the major problems of any under developed countries, to which India is no exception. The self-help group (SHG) is a powerful instrument to empower economically backward women of rural India as the women members under the SHG not only can earn income but they feel empowered also. A Self Help Group is a small economically homogeneous affinity group of the rural poor voluntarily coming together to save a small amount regularly, which is deposited in a common fund to meet members emergency needs and to provide collateral free loans decided by the group. Self Help Group s enhance the equality of status of women as participants, decision-makers and beneficiaries in the democratic, economic, social and cultural spheres of life. SHG concept is popular in many rural areas of India as through economic development and subsequently empowering, rural women have got a solid platform. The present paper is mainly focusing on the Self Help Groups and Development in rural areas of Telangana.







Key words: Development, Poverty, Self Help Groups, Rural areas, Empower

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