Impact of SGSY Scheme on Self Help Group Members of West Bengal

Afro Asian Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 83-104, July-December 2008

28 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2008 Last revised: 20 Jan 2009

Date Written: July 20, 2008

Abstract

This paper shows that the government supported micro-credit programme under joint liability in Swarna-Jayanti Gram Swarozgari Yojana Scheme in India is able to reach to the ultra poor and vulnerable section of the rural population of West Bengal where most of the participants are rural married women. This scheme is helping them to reduce their acuteness of poverty but still fails to reduce their vulnerability. It is also helping the participants to improve their empowerment. The group leaders do not take any undue advantage from their respective groups to improve their economic conditions more quickly than other fellow ordinary members.

Keywords: Micro-Credit, Group Lending, Self-Help Group, Poverty, Vulnerability, Empowerment

JEL Classification: G21, I28, I30, J16

Suggested Citation

Kundu, Amit, Impact of SGSY Scheme on Self Help Group Members of West Bengal (July 20, 2008). Afro Asian Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 83-104, July-December 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1164362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1164362

Amit Kundu (Contact Author)

Jadavpur University ( email )

188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd, Kolkata 700032
Calcutta, West Bengal 700032
India

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