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Self Help Groups: Key to Empowerment of Rural Women

R.K. Samanta (Author) B. Narayanaswamy (Author) K. Narayana Gowda (Author)
Synopsis The established fact today is that national economic growth alone cannot curtail the growth of mass poverty. Over the decades, almost one-sided emphasis on economic achievements by national policy makers has set in motion a process of alarming socio-economic polarization and the deepening of social cleavages in rural areas. Past technocratic approaches to poverty alleviation have failed to produce expected results. Since the poor have become too numerous to be healed from outside, 'self help promotion' has emerged as a new paradigm for combating poverty. This is high time that it should be a matter of prime concern for all those social consciousness driven people to banish poverty through new approach like Self help Groups. In this context, developing the programmes for the poor. Self Help Group has gained recognition and accepted as one of the new paradigms for combating poverty through socio-economic development of the poor, with special emphasis on social mobility and livelihood security. This has been effectively depicted through this present book. The book has been divided into six chapters Viz., 1. Introduction -Self help Group (SHGs) in Karnataka State; 2. Previous Evidences and Studies of self help groups; 3. Study Methods, Tools and techniques employed; 4. Results, Discussions and Interpretations; 5. Synoptic Overview and Conclusions, and 6 references. It is hoped that the book will greatly help the scholars, development workers, NGOs, and policy planners to promote SHGs for empowering rural women folks for their round development.
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About the authors

R.K. Samanta

Dr. Ranjit Kumar Samanta (b. 1950), obtained M.Sc. (Ag) from University of Kalyani, West Bengal. He was awarded Ph. D. degree in Agricultural Extension by the B.C. Agricultural University, West Bengal in 1978. Dr. Samanta began his teaching career as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension at B.C. Agricultural University and then Joined Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976. Further academic training of Dr. Samanta has been both in India and in the United States of America./ Dr. Samanta’s areas of specialization are Technology Transfer, Development Communication, Rural Development and Human Communications in Organisations,. He has to his credit six books and over 80 research and otoher professional papers on those disciplines. Presently, Dr. Samanta is Faculty Member and Head, Transfer of Technology Systems and Politices Unit at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India.

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B. Narayanaswamy

B. Narayanaswamy (1960), a popular Agriculture extension Specialist served in various capabilities at varied organizations since last two decades. He earned his Masters and Doctoral Degrees with 3 gold medals in Agriculture Extension at UAS, Dangalore. Dr. Narayanaswamy has the unique distinction of serving in Karnataka Oilseeds Federation, All India Radio, Mangalore, and KVK –CPCRI (ICAR), Kerala where he is presently attached as SMS (Ag. Extension). He has published 14 research papers, 8 books, 290 popular articles and 52 teaching materials. Dr. Narayanaswamy is the recipient of 9 awards for his outstanding contributions in Extension and two National level best paper presentation awards.

K. Narayana Gowda

Dr. K. Narayana Gowda (1951) hails from Karnataka State and had his early education around his native place and higher education at UAS, Bangalore Including Ph.D. (1992) in Agricultural extension specialized in development communication and rural development. Started his career as a Field Extension Worker, dr. Narayana Gowda had the rare opportunity o working in almost all the teaching and Field extension positions in the university. He has traveled extensively in USA, UK and Pakistan to participate and present papers in International seminars besides publishing several books, research papers, and popular articles. He has also been offered with national fellow Award, OP Dhama Memorial Award by ISEE and other recognitions by prominent institutions. Dr. Narayana Gowda is presently Project Coordinator for the RBRC Project at UAS, Bangalore.

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Bibliographic information

Title Self Help Groups: Key to Empowerment of Rural Women
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 8189110179
length viii+167p., Tables; References; Index; 23cm.