IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/jct/journl/v7y2012i2p32-38.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Appraisal of Women Empowerment through DWCRA - An Empirical Study of Andra Pradesh

Author

Listed:
  • Dr. R. Uma Devi

    () (Assistant Professor, PG Department of Commerce, Dr. SRK Government Arts College, Pondicherry University, Yanam.)

Abstract

Empowerment of women has emerged as an important issue in recent times. Empowering women particularly rural women is a challenge. Women are economically empowered through small scale entrepreneurship programme with the help of Self Help Movement. Economic empowerment of women led to the empowerment of women in several aspects such as socio- economic opportunity, property rights, political representation, social equality, personal rights, family development, and community development and at last the nation development. DWCRA with exclusive focus on economic empowerment of women provides all these inputs by considering women as critical to development.Self Help movement through savings has been taken up as a mass movement by women. There are about 5.79 lakh women Self-Help Groups in Andhra Pradesh covering nearly 74.58 lakh rural poor women. On this backdrop, an attempt is made to analyze the role of DWCRA groups in the empowerment of women in Andhra Pradesh.

Suggested Citation

  • Dr. R. Uma Devi, 2012. "Appraisal of Women Empowerment through DWCRA - An Empirical Study of Andra Pradesh," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 7(2), pages 32-38, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:7:y:2012:i:2:p:32-38
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.jctindia.org/oct-2012/oct-12-v-7-i-2-jct-5.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Empowerment; sustained; self-employment; rural area; Self-Help groups; thrift; savings; income generating activities; revolving fund; GONGO; Child Care Activities; group strategy; economic activities; collective strength; self-fulfilling opportunities;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:7:y:2012:i:2:p:32-38. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Himanshu Agarwal). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.