Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume 3 | Issue 1
Impact of Self-help Groups on Improvement of Livestock Resources of Farmers
Keeping in view the impact of SHGs on generating of additional income and employment opportunities, a micro level field study in Mahewa and Chakarnagar blocks of Etawah district was conducted during the year 2005-06 by personal visits to SHGs and the selected members. For assessing the impact of SHGs on improvement of livestock resources of member farmers, out of the total 634 members of the 54 studied SHGs, 95 members were selected randomly. It was found that the number of all type of animals such as she buffalo, cow, goat, he-buffalo and calves/heifers/kids has increased from pre stage to post stage i.e., from 1.03 to 2.11, from 0 to 0.70, from 1.08 to 3.08, from 0 to 0.43 and from 2.05 to 4.22, respectively in case of linked SHGs. The increase in the number of animals particularly she-buffalo, cow and goat is due to loan obtained by the households of linked SHGs, categories from where as the households of non-linked SHGs did not avail of this facility.
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