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Title: The impact of micro credit on rural women empowerment in Tirunelveli district
Authors: Kathiravan, D.
Alphonsa, S.
Paramasivan, G.
Keywords: Micro credit
Women empowerment
Economic empowerment
Social empowerment and political empowerment
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2019
Publisher: South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
Citation: 9th International Symposium 2019 on “Promoting Multidisciplinary Academic Research and Innovation”. 27th - 28th November 2019. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 797-803.
Abstract: Credit is a successful idea in India. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) conducted a research in India during the early 80s. The research showed that an extensive network of rural bank branches, with implemented specific poverty alleviation programmes, sought the creation of self-employment opportunities through bank credit for almost two decades. Despite this initiative, a considerable number of formal banking systems have not taken off yet. NARBARD had been set up in 1982 under an act of Parliament. This banking system has been set up as a development of agriculture, cottage and village industries. Handicrafts and other allied economic activities in rural areas are initiated and encouraged with a view to promoting entrepreneurship among the rural people. Rural development, special schemes and rural banking could not, however, tackle the widespread poverty in rural areas. Research indicated that existing banking policies and procedures were perhaps not suited to the immediate needs of the very poor. What they needed was better access to these services and products, rather than cheap, subsidised credit.
ISSN: 978-955-627-189-8
Appears in Collections:9th International Symposium - 2019

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