Stree Shakthi -
The programme was launched during 2000-01 and it is being implemented throughout the state to empower rural women and make them self reliant. Stree Shakthi Groups are formed at the village level to inculcate the savings habit in the members empowering the women economically. About 15 to 20 women members who are from below poverty line families, landless agricultural labourers, SC/ST women join together. Stree Shakthi Groups are formed through Anaganwadi workers and taluk federations.
At present there are 1.40lakhs groups functioning in the state approximately 21 lakhs women members are organized.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
1. To strengthen the process of economic development of rural women and create a conducive environment for social change.
2. To form self help group based on thrift and credit principles which builds self reliance and enable women to have greater access and control over resources. 3. To increase the income levels of rural women by engaging them in; Income generating activities and creating financial stability. 4. To provide opportunities to the members of the groups to avail the benefits of other departmental schemes by converging the services of various departments and lending institutions to ensure;women’s access to; credit financing.
SAVINGS AND INTER LOANING
Streeshakthi group members have saved Rs. 1118.05 crores since inception. 120155 groups have availed bank loans to the extent of Rs.1305.97 crores and have done internal lending of Rs. 3215.88 crores to take up various income generating activities.
The following financial assistance is given by the Department :
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