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Entrepreneurial Activities of Self Help Groups Towards Women Empowerment: A Case Study of Two Hill Districts in Assam

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management

Volume 1 Issue 2

Published: 2012
Author(s) Name: Sanjay Kanti Das
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Empowerment is an active, multidimensional process, which should enable women to realize their full identity and power in all spheres of life. Empowerment in the context of women’s development is a way of defining, challenging and overcoming barriers in a women’s life through which she increases her ability to shape her life and environment. Women must be empowered by enhancing their awareness, knowledge; skills and technology use efficiency, thereby, facilitating overall development of the society. The concept of Self Help Groups (SHGs) is proving to be a helpful instrument for the women empowerment. Entrepreneurship development and income generating activities are a feasible solution for empowering women. It generates income and also provides flexible working hours according to the needs of homemakers. Economic & social independence are the need of the hour. Participation in income generating activities helps in the overall empowerment of women. Thus, to investigate the empowerment of women through entrepreneurial activities of Self Help Groups, this particular research was conducted with the specific objective to investigate the women empowerment.

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