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Title:
SELF HELP GRPOUPS AS A WEAPON TO FIGHT POVERTY: A STUDY OF REMUNA BLOCK OF ODISHA

Authors:
Dr. Subrat Kumar Rana

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Dr. Subrat Kumar Rana
Asst. Professor of Economics, Fakir Mohan College (Autonomous), Balasore, Odisha

MLA 8
Rana, Dr. Subrat Kumar. "SELF HELP GRPOUPS AS A WEAPON TO FIGHT POVERTY: A STUDY OF REMUNA BLOCK OF ODISHA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3809-3818, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=290. Accessed May 2019.
APA
Rana, D. (2019, May). SELF HELP GRPOUPS AS A WEAPON TO FIGHT POVERTY: A STUDY OF REMUNA BLOCK OF ODISHA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3809-3818. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=290
Chicago
Rana, Dr. Subrat Kumar. "SELF HELP GRPOUPS AS A WEAPON TO FIGHT POVERTY: A STUDY OF REMUNA BLOCK OF ODISHA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3809-3818. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=290.

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Abstract:
The prime objective of this paper is to examine the socio-economic impact of women Self Help Groups (SHGs) formed under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana leading to poverty alleviation the basis of Field Survey conducted in Remuna Block of Balasore District of Odisha. Primary Data were collected from 180 women SHG members of Remuna Block on various economic variables pertaining to pre and post SHG periods. Paired sample t-test has been used to compare the mean difference of these variables and their statistical significance between pre and post SHG periods. Analysis of data reveals that there has been a significant increase in the average employment, average annual income, average annual saving, average value of the household assets and average annual consumption expenditure of the sample SHG households of Remuna Block in the post SHG period in real terms. However, there has been a decline in the average landholding size. Further, joining SHGs has not only reduced the dependence of its members on non-institutional credit sources but it has also reduced the cost of debt through access of the members to the institutional credit agencies. In addition, SHGs have positive impacts on creating socio-political awareness among its members. However, since the income generated through the SHG activities is very meagre, it is inferred that SHG income has an insignificant impact on poverty alleviation.