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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.


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.


  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  : 

S.No Assistance Details Upto 31-03-2012 (Group) Upto Mar 31, 2012(Amount) Apr to Jun 2012 (Group) Apr to Jun 2012 (Amount)


Revolving Fund

Rs. 5,000 is released to each group as capital or  seed money

130000 65 Crores 2659 132.95 lakhs


Kit Materials

Rs.600 worth register and a trunk is provided

140000 840.00            lakhs 0 0


Incentive to groups for  Excess Savings

An incentive of Rs. 15000 and Rs.  20000 is provided to each group who have saved  excess of Rs. 75000 to Rs. 1,00000 and above Rs.1,00000  respectively


6212 1054.40 lakhs 0 0
4 Income Generating Activities

Rs. 5000 is provided to each group for taking up IGA


19031 951.55 lakhs 570 28.55             lakhs


Interest Subsidy at 6% on the loans :

6 % interest subsidy is given to the Stree Shakthi groups which avail loans up to Rs. 1.00 lakh from the Bank. 5763 581.86 lakhs


Strengthening of  Block Level Societies

To strengthen Stree Shakthi groups, 175 Block Level Societies are registered  under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.  Financial assistance of Rs.30,000/- has been  provided to each society. . 175 Taluks 369.90 lakhs 0 0




To strengthen the Streeshakthi Groups / Block level  Societies  initially training was given to SHG members and field level officials. Anganwadi workers were  given training in core batches regarding gender issues, leadership quality, communica tion, orientation, book-keeping, credit management and social issues  in four phases .Skill development to the members  to produce good quality products .During 2011-12 1573 Executive Members of Block Societies have been trained in coordination withNABARD.

1.3 641.74 0 0




Marketing Complex


To encourage Stree Shakthi groups to take up income generating activities and also to provide marketing facilities for the products prepared by these groups. To construct 28 District Level, 151 Taluk Lelvel,and 4 Divisional Level Marketing Complex / ,financial assistance is given .

183 Buildings 2651.94 lakhs 0 0
9 Exhibition / Marketing Melas:

Rs.75000/- is released to each district to organize exhibition and marketing melas at the taluk   and district level.


30 Dist. 146.25 lakhs 30 Dist. 22.50 lakhs
10 Awards to Best groups and Taluk  Block Level Society


Every  year  on the occation  of  International  Womens day at the  State  level  three  cash awards and citations are  given. For  the first best group Rs.50,000/-,  and  the second best group Rs.30,000/-, and for  the third best group Rs.20,000/-,At district  and taluk level  cash awards of Rs.5000 and Rs.2000 respectively with a citation is awarded. As part of birth centenary celebration of Smt. Yashodharamma Dasappa, one best group from each revenue division is awarded Rs.25,000/-    Since 2010-2011 At the State level the first best Taluk Block Society  is given Rs.80000,   second best  is given Rs.70000, third best  is given Rs.60000 cash awards and citation. At the District level  one best Taluk Block Society is  awarded Rs.10000 cash and citation.

Best SHG groups from 175 Taluks , 30 Districts, 4 Divisions and 3 State Level Award and 30 Districts and 3 State Level Best Block Level Society

54.80 lakhs

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11 Mobile Van


In the  budget speech of 2012-13  Government has announced the Scheme of Mobile Marketing Van for the sale of products prepared by Stree Shakthi groups as a pilot programme. As  Government  has sanctioned 2 Districts in each division .In  Davanagere, Tumkur, Mysore, Dakshina Kannada,. Belgaum, Dharwad, Gulbarga and Bidar Districts are identified   to implement this programme for which Rs.48.00 lakhs is provided.

0 0 8 Dist 48.00 lakhs























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