International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7 (2016)

A study on efficacy & relevance of services offered by mahila samakhya federations to its member sanghas


Dr. Jyothi HP

A case study of Kapila Mahila Okkuta Federation of Mysuru district initiated by Mahila Samakhya-District Unit Mysore of Mahaila Samakhya Karnataka (MSK), Bangalore a HRD ministry project of GOI. The study has interviewed MSK functionaries, Executive Members and Women Members of Federations, Cluster Association Members and Sangha Members formed and nurtured by Mahila Samkhya Karnataka. The study focus on Federation management by women members, improving their ability to access financial services and quality life improvement aspects.

MSK having started its operation to mobilize women at the village level in 1989, after 13 years, viz during 2002 starts to work on mobilizing them at the block and district level as a withdrawal strategy as well as laying foundation for consolidating women strength to serve themselves, have their own network, build up as pressure group and offer services to others. In this direction, it is observed that federations have successfully adopted the dreams of MSK in terms of carrying out programs such as Nari Adaalath, Nari Sanjeevini, Legal literacy, Literacy, Convergence actions, savings, bank linkage and livelyhood programs. However, they are yet to evolve to chalk out their own programs to fulfill their needs, aspirations of their member sanghas. Facilitation by MSK in this direction is the need of the hour is the core finding of this study.
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