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International Journal of Reviews and Research in Social Sciences
ISSN (Print) : 2347-5145; ISSN (Online) : 2454-2687
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Do Self-Help Groups force changes in Occupational Pattern among the Participants? A Study from Select Areas of Tripura in the North-East India
Pradeep Kumar Chakravarty
Pradeep Kumar Chakravarty*, Debasis Neogi
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Purba Barjala, Jirania, Tripura 799046, India
The Government of India has put in place policies and programmes to alleviate urban poverty. Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are the facilitators to reduce poverty in their respective areas. Urban Self-Help Groups (SHGs) aim at sustainable employment to the poor. The present study aims at assessing the impact of policy intervention through SHGs on the occupational distribution in the urban areas of the State of Tripura. The study also tries to compare the man-days of employment generated between pre-SHG and post-SHG eras. Besides, the paper highlights howthe changes in women participation in entrepreneurial activity have been brought about by such group activities. The paper relates to urban areas of Tripura, a small hilly state in the North-East India, which consists of 20 ULBs. The present study has considered 14 ULBs from all the eight districts of the state. Based on a sample size of 353 SHGs, the study shows that the work participation of members has impacted positively in bringing about change in occupational pattern and employment status, especially in women.
Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Urban Local Bodies, Women Entrepreneurship, Occupational distribution, Tripura.
Pradeep Kumar Chakravarty, Debasis Neogi. Do Self-Help Groups force changes in Occupational Pattern among the Participants? A Study from Select Areas of Tripura in the North-East India. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 2018; 6(4): 415-426 .
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