The present survey is an effort to analyze the function and public presentation of SHGs in advancing women’s authorization in Thiruvallur District. Tamil nadu. The wide aim ofthe survey is to analyze the operating system of SHGs for mobilisation of salvaging. bringing of recognition to the needy. direction of group financess. refund of loans. in constructing up leading. set uping linkage with Bankss and analyze the societal benefits derived by the members. In order to roll up and garner primary informations. field observation and construction questionnaire study methods were employed.
In add-on. information was besides collected through treatments and interviews with local NGOs and government’s grass roots flat workers. The Mahalir Thittam was implemented in Phase I during the Year 1997-98 in Thiruvallur territory. In Thiruvallur District there are 539 Village Panchayat ( Grama Panchayat ) . SHGs are formed in all Village Panchayat and the figure of Self Help Groups will be from 3 to 11. In order to cut down the dependence of SHGs on its undertaking spouses. it has been decided to organize Panchayat Level Federation in every Village Panchayats.
The Panchayat Level Federation will dwell of the members of the representatives from assorted SHGs in that specifics Village Panchayats. At present. there are 296 PLFs in Thiruvallur District compression of 2106 Self Help Groups. The survey reveals that SHGs had set a new docket for fiscal intermediation by Bankss in the signifier of micro-credit. By the formation of SHGs. credits are demanded for assorted intents ( domestic. wellness. festivals. refund of old debts. investing. etc. ) .
Similarly different economic activities Manufacturing of Paper Cup. Jute Bag. Catering Technology. Leather and Rexene. Tailoring. Herbal Products. Beauty Parlour. Soap Manufacturing. Agarbathi. Diary merchandises. Screen Printing are undertaken by the SHG members after fall ining the group. Habits of nest eggs. economic independency. ego assurance. societal coherence. plus ownership. freedom from debt. extra employment. etc. benefits are derived by the SHG members. Therefore. SHGs have served the cause of adult females empowerment. societal solidarity and socio-economic improvement of the hapless for their consolidation.