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Weeklong Women’s Skill Upgradation Program Launched At Imphal

IMPHAL, Mar 18:  Empowering women’s skill development in strife-torn Manipur, a weeklong workshop-cum-skill up gradation on hand knitting and embroidery involving a whooping twenty-one Self Help Groups (SHGs) was kicked off in Imphal East on Friday. Besides safeguarding human rights, Manipuri women... 

Microfinance Program In North-East India

A microfinance customer of Ujjivan Financial Services, a Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution. Image Credit: Microfinance Focus. Microfinance program, such as the SHG-BLP, has been extending credit to poor households using innovative delivery approach like group lending. In spite of being successful,... 

Women Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Through SHGs

During the Vedic and Mughal periods, women were exploited. However, during the medieval and post-second World War periods, women enjoyed greater freedom in the society and family. After independence, eminent women and other reformers in the society started massive campaigns for women’s emancipation... 

Delivering Resources To People: In The Context Of Manipur

Jhum Cultivation. Photo Courtesy: www.photoburst.net On April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘˜Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project... 

The Challenges Of Micro-Finance In The North-East

The model adopted in India for disbursing micro-credit to the lower income groups through Self Help Groups (SHGs) will have to be suitably modified if the eight states of the north-east are to be included in financial services, says a recent study A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Bank Management... 

Tenth Plan: NE – Perspective for Women

Issues for Consideration Over the years the planning strategies for women have evolved from welfare to development to empowerment. Policy planners have become more sensitive to gender and women’s issue in recent years. A large number of policies and programs have been brought out to improve the...