Socio-Economic Upliftment of Tribal Women through FPO in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh
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Keywords:Women empowerment; Socioeconomic status, Income generating activities, BMKFPO, Bastanar
The study was carried out in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state during 2021-22. The findings depicted that on the basis of their membership period in Bhumigadi Mahila Krushak Farmer Producer Organization (BMKFPO); the 37.28 per cent increase (Rs. 11653/-) was recorded for the member of BMKFPO since last four years whereas 36.81 per cent (Rs. 11456/-), 32.97 per cent (Rs. 10203/-) and 31.62 per cent (Rs. 9420/-) increase in income were recorded for the member of FPO since last three years, two years and one year respectively. The significance level of differences in income of respondents before and after joining the BMKFPO, Bastanar; P value were recorded as 0 (p=0, p=<0.05) for income generating activities and overall annual income and 0.002 (p=0.002, p=<0.05) for the non-FPO activity (wages) and found highly significant. It is inferred that the FPO module had assisted respondents in raising their income from various income generating activities and in their overall income.
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