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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (337) Last page : (345)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6003

Impact of Self Help Groups in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case Study on Fish Amino Enterprise in Vypin, Kerala

Vipinkumar.V.P.1*, Narayanakumar R.2, Harshan N.K.3, Annmary Jephi4, Athira P.V.5, Jeethumol T.J.6 and Deepthi Dilip7
*Principal Scientist, Socio Economic Evaluation & Technology Transfer Division,
ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, PB No: 1603, Ernakulam North Po, Kochi- 682018
*Corresponding Author E-mail: vipincmfri@gmail.com
Received: 15.10.2017  |  Revised: 21.11.2017   |  Accepted: 25.11.2017  


A study for assessing the impact of SHGs in gender mainstreaming was undertaken on the fish amino acid producing units operating at Vypin located at Ernakulam District of Kerala.  The analysis included specific aspects such as performance assessment of the SHGs, gender analysis, empowerment analysis and economic feasibility analysis which were carried out based on socio-economic surveys and personal interviews using pre-tested and structured data gathering protocols with standardized scales and indices involving the members of the SHGs. The male and female counterparts of the families were separately interviewed to assess the gender mainstreaming aspects in terms of equity and equality to access to resources, participation profile, decision making aspects, gender need analysis etc. Though majority of activities are female dominated, the male counterparts of the households also have definite role in decision making, purchase of accessories, sales, marketing etc. The indicative economics worked out for the economic feasibility analysis of the SHGs suggests that, the unit takes just one year to break even. A success case study was elucidated and documented as a documentary movie which can be used as a case model for promoting group action for mobilizing SHGs on a sustainable basis.

Key words: Empowerment Index, Gender mainstreaming, Performance level, Self Help Group.

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Cite this article: Vipinkumar, V.P, Narayanakumar, R., Harshan, N.K., Jephi, A., Athira, P.V., Jeethumol, T.J. and Dilip, D., Impact of Self Help Groups in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case Study on  Fish Amino Enterprise in Vypin, Kerala, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 337-345 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6003