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Title:
THE IMPACT OF KUDUMBASHREE ON IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF WOMEN IN KERALA

Authors:
Boney Bose

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Boney Bose
Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

MLA 8
Bose, Boney. "THE IMPACT OF KUDUMBASHREE ON IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF WOMEN IN KERALA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 2728-2741, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=185. Accessed 2018.
APA
Bose, B. (2018, June). THE IMPACT OF KUDUMBASHREE ON IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF WOMEN IN KERALA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(6), 2728-2741.
Chicago
Bose, Boney. "THE IMPACT OF KUDUMBASHREE ON IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF WOMEN IN KERALA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 6 (June 2018), 2728-2741. Accessed , 2018.

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Abstract:
Unacceptable levels of poverty and the gradual feminization of such poverty are the most daunting of all our challenges. The eradication of poverty and a special focus on women in all poverty alleviation programmes has been major strategies since seventies. Women empowerment process is one where women find time and space of their own and begin to re-examine their lives critically and collectively, and the aim of the Kudumbashree scheme is to improve the standard of living of women as a Strategy for Poverty Eradication. The Kudumbashree Community based organizations are acting as social safety nets, increasing access to entitlements and providing avenues for political participation. This paper aims to examine the role of Kudumbashree for improving the standard of living of member women and also to compare the service quality of SHGs in rural and urban areas of Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and to study the initiatives taken by SHGs to empower its members. It also focuses to understand the structure, working and progress of Kudumbashree project in Kerala.