The Role of SHGs in Empowering Tribal Women in Odisha
- Women Empowerment, Self Help Group, Economic Development, Social and psychological well-being.
Women make up half of the workforce. They've been recognised as important drivers of sustainable development, and women's equality is at the heart of a more comprehensive approach to destabilising new, sustainable patterns and processes. Women's roles as entrepreneurs have grown more important in national development plans and objectives. Women's contributions and roles in the home and economic growth and social change are critical. However, in India, macroeconomic policies and measures trickle-down effects have failed to address the issue of gender disparity. Women have historically been the most vulnerable sections of society, accounting for a sizable portion of the poor. Women, particularly those from indigenous communities, suffer gender-specific obstacles to education, health, and work. Women's empowerment is critical to the community's socio-economic growth; therefore, integrating women into the national development process has been a top priority for the government. In this context, the present study has made an attempt to highlight the impact of Self -Help Groups on tribal women and their empowerment in the state of Odisha.