CONTENTS:- Introduction, Review of Literature and Methodology; Self Help Groups in India, The State of the Art; Self Help- Organisational and Structural Aspects; Functional aspects of Self Help Group; Empowerment of Rural Women through Self Help Groups; Group Dynamics of Self Help Groups; A Self Help Blueprint for Policy Initiatives.
The book presents experiments of Self Help Groups in various districts promoted by Non Government Organisations in the field of micro credit to women. It shows far the strategic alliance and partnership between NGOs, SHGs and banks have resulted in success that can be replicated and multiplied. The volume also presents a vivid and penetrating analysis of factors which promote or hinder the growth of SHGs and empowerment of women through SHGs. The book also analyses issues which bear on promotion of sustainable community based financial systems, sustenance of group solidarity and participation, improvement of the skills of the groups in accordance with the expanding range of financial services and involvement of the group in the community issues.