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Enhancing institutional support, addressing infrastructural deficiencies, and ensuring the safety and security of Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) members are also vital steps toward unlocking the full potential of SHGs as a means of women’s empowerment. Analyse.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization,

1. Enhancing institutional support, addressing infrastructural deficiencies, and ensuring the safety and security of Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) members are also vital steps toward unlocking the full potential of SHGs as a means of women’s empowerment. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the role of SHG’s in women empowerment and suggest measures to improve their performance.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining SHG’s and the origin and growth of SHG movement in India.

Body:

Frist, write about the role played by the SHG’s in women empowerment – breaking chains of poverty, collective action, self-employment and financial independence and credit disbursal etc.

Next, write about the various factors which have constrained SHG’s from realizing their full potential. Suggest measures to overcome these.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.