Self-help Group (SHGs) in Kolar Town of Karnataka: Case Study

Dr. Shankar Chatterjee, Dr. R. Chinnadurai, Dr. Aruna Jayamani


          This article is based on field study carried out in Kolar town of Karnataka by contacting Self-help Group (SHGs) members.  Usually, we know SHGs are function in rural areas but here the cases belong to urban SHGs. It was reported that good number of SHGs have been functioning in Kolar urban areas, promoted by Kolar Municipality and out of these, three SHGs formed in early 2000 were contacted in November 2016 by contacting the SHGs as these are sustainable indicating last 14/15 years they have been functioning and earning income.  The study is based on primary survey. Of the three SHGs functioning with women members, one is exclusively by Muslim women of 20 members. Such model may be replicated in other parts of the country particularly in urban fringe. Further, few important particulars of Kolar district are presented here for the benefit of readers. 


Income, Kolar town, Karnataka and SHG

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