CONSTRAINTS FACED BY WOMEN IN EMPOWERMENT THROUGH INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Keywords:Women Farmers, Women Empowerment, Constraints and Suggestions, agriculture
Women are the builder and moulder of nation's destiny. Though delicate and soft as lily, she has a heart, far stronger and bolder than of man. She is supreme inspiration of man's onward march. Empowerment comes from Women's groups who seek to empower themselves through greater self-reliance. They have right to determine their own choices in life. They also seek to gain control and access to resources. The present study was conducted to find out the “Constraints Faced by Women in Empowerment through Income Generating Activities in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.” In Vishakhapatnam District Anakapalli Mandal was selected for data collection. Data was collected from 120 respondents randomly from 6 villages using pre-tested structured interview schedule and analyzed using frequency, percentage, scoring and coefficient of correlation. From this present study the major constraints faced by the respondents are Family restriction, Lack of education, Proper marketing facilities, Lack of proper guidance and financial limitations, Lack of resources, Lack of training and Lack of knowledge, skills and Mismanagement. It was suggested that Family should support to women for participating in different type of income generating activities followed by Women farmers should focus on increasing their education, Govt. should focus on increasing the Proper marketing facilities, Women empowerment organization should focus on proper guidance and different training programmes and Govt. & private organizations should provide funds for financial supports.
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