Stree shakthi programme in karnataka to provide Fund and training and Marketing

Ministry of Women and Child, Karnataka


To empower women economically and socially by organizing them in self-help groups


  • To strengthen the process of economic development of rural women and create a conducive environment for social change.
  • To form self-help group based on thrift and credit principles which build self-reliance and enable women to have greater access and control over resources.
  • To increase the income levels of rural women by engaging them in Income generating activities and creating financial stability.
  • To provide opportunities to the members of the groups to avail the benefits of other departmental schemes by converging the services of various departments and lending institutions to ensure women’s access to credit financing.




The benefits under this scheme are summarised as below:

Revolving Fund

Rs. 5,000 is given to each group as capital or seed money

Kit Materials

Each group is given kit materials worth of Rs.600/- consisting of registers and a zinc trunk for keeping the registers and other documents of the group.

Incentive to groups for Excess Savings

An incentive of Rs. 15000 and Rs. 20000 is provided to each group whose saving is more than of Rs. 75000 to Rs. 1,00000 and above Rs.1,00000 respectively

Income Generating Activities

Rs. 5000 is provided to each group for taking up IGA

Interest Subsidy at 6% on the loans

6 % interest subsidy is given to the Stree Shakthi groups which avail loans up to Rs. 1.00 lakh from the Bank.

Strengthening of Block Level Societies

To strengthen Stree Shakthi groups, Financial assistance of Rs.30,000/- has been provided to each society.


To strengthen the Streeshakthi Groups / Block level Societies initially training was given to SHG members and field level officials. Anganwadi workers were given training in core batches regarding gender issues, leadership quality, communication, orientation, book-keeping, credit management and social issues in four phases. Skill development to the members to produce good quality products .

Marketing Complex

To encourage Streeshakthi groups to take up income generating activities and also to provide marketing facilities for the products prepared by these groups. Financial assistance is given to SHGs .

Exhibition / Marketing Mela

Rs.75000/- is given to each district to organize exhibition and marketing meals at the taluk and district level.

Awards to Best groups and Taluk Block Level Society

Every year on the occasion of International Women's day at the State level three cash awards and citations are given.

For the first best group Rs.50,000/-

For the second best group Rs.30,000/-

For the third best group Rs.20,000/-

At district and taluk level cash awards of Rs. 5000 and Rs.2000 respectively with a citation is awarded.

As part of birth centenary celebration of Smt. Yashodharamma Dasappa:

For one best group from each revenue division is awarded Rs.25,000/-

At the State level the first best Taluk Block Society is given Rs.80000

Second best is given Rs.70000

Third best is given Rs.60000 cash awards and citation.

At the District level one best Taluk Block Society is awarded Rs.10000 cash and citation.

Mobile Marketing Van

Mobile Marketing Van for the sale of product prepared by SHGs.

To establish production of Sanitary Napkin units

During 2014-15 budget speech the Government has announced to establish production of Sanitary Napkin units in 50 Talukas through Streeshakthi / Taluk Federation. Action will be taken to implement.

How To Apply

Contact to any of the followings

  1. State level committee-headed by Hon’ble Chief Minister.
  2. District level Committee-headed by District Collector.
  3. Taluk Level Committee-headed by Executive Officer of Taluk.

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