Participation of Women Members in a Community – driven Development Project
Keywords:Community driven development project, women members, Participation, Self Help Group, Pudhu vazhvu, Tamil Nadu
AbstractA community-driven development project named ‘Pudu Vazhvu’ was launched in Tamil Nadu in November 2005 with World Bank assistance. The goal of the project was to reduce poverty among the rural poor and other vulnerable groups and to promote their empowerment, through targeted assistance for productive livelihood activities, in a more enabling village environment, adopting Community Driven Development (CDD) approach. Under this project, rural women were grouped into Self Help groups to promote their livelihood status. Hence there is a need to study the CDD-SHGs effectiveness. The study was carried out in Namakkal district in Tamil Nadu as it is one of the districts in Tamil Nadu where Pudu Vazhvu project was implemented. A sample of 132 respondents was selected from two blocks (six villages) following Proportionate Random sampling technique. The present study was undertaken to find out the participation of women project members in various activities of CDD project. The study revealed that Pudu Vazhvu project SHG women members had participated in group meetings record and account maintenance, formulating the rules and regulations and in getting loans.
Mary, K.J, (2012). Impact of Dynamics of Self Help Group on Rural Women Empowerment– A Critical Analysis. Unpublished Ph.D Thesis, AC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.
NABARD, (2009). Banking with the poor: SHGBank- linkage programme in Andhra Pradesh. Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India.
Sujeetha, T.N. (2012). Empowerment of tribal women through SHGs– an analysis. Unpublished M.Sc. (Ag.) Thesis, AC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.
h t t p : // w w w. c o i m b a t o re . n i c . i n /d rd a / Pudhuvaazhvu.pdf
h t t p : // p u b d o c s . w o r l d b a n k . o r g / e n / 6 2 3 5 6 1 4 5 9 8 7 2 4 0 7 0 2 9 / A-Retrospective-Impact-Evaluation-of-the-Tamil-Nadu-Empowerment-and-Poverty-Alleviation-Pudhu-Vaazhvu-Project.pdf
How to Cite
Authors who publish with JEE agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant JEE right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Extension Education Society
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.