Livelihood Activities through SHGs: Cases from Tamil Nadu

N.V. Madhuri, Shankar Chatterjee


  This article is based on two different SHGs (all women) involved in two innovative activities like office file making and Dosa-batter making. As is known to all, Dosa is mainly and widely used in Southern part of India as breakfast and Tiffin food item. So in order to make Dosa easily many individuals and SHGs prepare batter and sell in the shops and thus earn descend income. The cases are from Thiruvallur district (office files etc.) and Kancheepuram district (Dosa-batter) of Tamil Nadu. The study reveals that because of backward and forward linkages members could earn income on sustainable basis. The study was conducted in June 2017 directly visiting the places and meeting the members of SHGs

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