Impact of Kudumbashree on Rural Women Empowerment: An Empirical Study
The growth and development of any country cannot be achieved without the participation of women. Women participation and contribution in the economy is equally important and thus empowering women has become inevitable and focused upon over decades. When talking about empowerment, rural women are still in the weaker side and need more support. There are various initiatives taken by government to empower the women and one such thing is Kudumbashree which is implemented by the Government of Kerala. This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of Kudumbashree on the empowerment of women before and after joining Kudumbashree. The study is carryout among 437 women belong to NHGs under Kudumbashree. The study concludes that Kudumbashree is able to significantly influence the empowerment of women before and after joining Kudumbashree.