An Empirical Analysis On Working Models Of Self Help Groups For Their Successive Mantra: A Case On Different Blocks Of Koraput District Of Odisha

  • Dr. Prakash Kumar Pradhan Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce, Govt. College, Koraput, Odisha.


Self Help Groups which are small and informal associations of poor people having preferably similar socio-economic background and who have come together to realize some common goals based on the principles of self-help and collective responsibility. The present paper is an attempt to analyze the working structure of SHGs operating in different Blocks of Koraput District for the success, growth and survival with the objective of appraising its impact on employment, income, health and education of the group members. It was found that through effective group work has not only increased the saving habit of the poor but also helped in reducing the intensity of poverty. It has been helpful in removing illiteracy and making people health conscious. The linkage programmes between Self Help Groups and banks have extended wider opportunities for closer interaction between banks and group members. As a result, the poor masses have been able to earn their living, generate self-employment and uphold their living standards. In other words, effective group work has contributed immensely towards success, growth and survival of SHGs. Keywords: group work, self help group, total score, least score and ideal score


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