ROLE OF KUDUMBASHREE AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: A STUDY OF THIRUVANANTHAPURAM MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AREAS IN KERALA STATE, INDIA
Keywords:Kudumbashree, Women Empowerment, Poverty Alleviation, Self Help Group Kerala
The empowerment of women through different laws, legislations, activities and schemes is the most important concern of 21st century. This study explores the role of Kudumbashree and its impact on women empowerment in Kerala with special reference to Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation area. Kudumbshree is a practical model for strengthening the Self Help Group (SHG) based poverty alleviation programme. Questionnaire and interview were used for collecting the data. The study found that, Kudumbashree leads to sustainable social, economic development of women and a direct impact on their living status, educational, nutritional and health needs of their children, positively.
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