IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876


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Dr.V.Anitha,Sri V.Salmon Raju
» doi: 10.48047/IJFANS/V11/ISS13/117


Women Empowerment refers to increasing and improving the social, economic, political and legal strength of the women, to ensure equal-right to women. Women empowerment helps women to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their own time, as well as the ability to manage risk and improve their economic status and wellbeing. Many of the barriers to women's empowerment and equity lie ingrained in cultural norms. Many women feel these pressures, while others have become accustomed to being treated inferior to men. Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. Women Empowerment is a process whereby women become able to organize themselves to increase their own, self reliance to assert their independent right to make choice and to control resources which will assists in challenges and eliminating their own subordination. The government of India has implemented many programmes for the empowerment of women. In addition, Andhra Pradesh state government also implementing various women development programmes, like the gender component of SERP under APRIGP program focuses on enabling the women of the poorest of the poor households of Andhra Pradesh to overcome their poverty through the self managed institutions like self – help groups, village organizations, mandal samakhyas and zilla samakhyas. Gender programme aims to ensure gender equity, equality and a dignified way of living for rural women. Mobility, participation and decision making will be enhanced through their self managed institutions by providing capacity building trainings. These schemes plays an effective dimensional role in creating rural livelihood at sustain, the savings and group activities in eliminating poverty by active participation of women at village level committees. It was observed that there is a drastic development occurred in their life with their active participation, and they are getting awareness in all aspects. Through these schemes, traditional Indian women have started proving themselves more skilled and competent in many professions. This article explains complete data of SHG’S, village and mandal samakhyas etc which empowered rural women of Andhra Pradesh.

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