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Socio-Economic and Development Studies

Title/Subject:

Role of Institution and Policies for performance of Self Help Group (SHG) in Uttrakhand State

Synopsis:

The report analyses the impact of SHGs on income poverty reduction in Uttarakhand, based on survey data collected during January to March 2005 from 294 households randomly from three districts covering 32 SHGs spread over three districts of Dehradun, Pithoragarh and Almora, where the poverty ratio was about 40 per cent in each of these districts in 2005. 

The empirical analysis presented in this study, which is based on the primary survey data, clearly indicates that the self-help group movement in Uttarakhand State in North India is poorly targeted at the poor, though it is a general programme of raising income in the rural areas. Lack of initiatives by the concerned authorities of the self-help group movement and the state government in encouraging the poor to work in groups for a common cause of reducing poverty is the basic problem identified in the state. Another critical factor is the limited availability of traditional economic activities to leverage the skill with more efficient methods and affordable credit. The policy conclusion of this study is that there is an urgent need to improve the self-help group system by implementing an approach, which should aim at the ultimate goal of poverty alleviation rather than just providing one time employment generation.

Remarks:

The Study was Conducted in Collaboration with Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), Tokyo, Japan

Year

:

2008

Type

:

Report

Sector

:

Micro Finance

Code

:

SEDS1001

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:

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