Duration: Jan 2017 – Jun 2017
Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office
Women and Child Development Department in Karnataka launched the Stree Shakthi programme during 2000-01 to empower rural women and make them self reliant. Stree Shakthi Groups are formed at the village level to inculcate the savings habit in the members empowering the women economically. About 15 to 20 women members who are from below poverty line families, landless agricultural labourers, SC/ST women join together. StreeShakthi Groups are formed through Anaganwadi workers and taluk federations. At present there are 1.40 lakhs groups functioning in the state approximately 21 lakhs women members are organized. CBPS is reviewing the secondary data available for the scheme and plan a detailed evaluation of the scheme based on the initial findings.