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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 1040-1045

Development of a Scale to Measure Empowerment of Rural women in Karnataka – Mgnrega Programme
G. Pallavi and N. S. Shivalingegowda
Departmeernt of Agricult Extension, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, India
*Corresponding author

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) 2005 is one of the world’s largest public invest programme that is being enforced in all the states and UTs within the country. MGNREGA could be a distinctive government programme that directly aimed to produce guarantee employment to the worthy individuals of the rural area. The other unique aspect is its potential for women empowerment in the rural India. This characteristic of the scheme is incredibly important as India will increase its annual gross domestic product by $ two.9 trillion by 2025 by rising gender parity and fascinating the complete potential of its women workforce. An attempt is being made in the study to construct a scale to measure the empowerment of rural women. In the study, Women empowerment of MGNREGA programme is operationally defined as “status of social progressiveness, economic improvement and psychological advancement of women beneficiaries of MGNREGA. Further, it refers to multidimensional process to enable women to realize their identity and powers in all spheres of life. The method of scoring was followed in the construction of women empowerment scale. The scale developed was found to be reliable and valid. The women empowerment scale developed was administered to 30 MGNREGA Beneficiaries in non sample area of Mysuru district of Karnataka state during 2019. As a result, 45 statements were identified to have significant contribution towards women empowerment of MGNREGA programme. The scale would be essential to conduct further studies in particular areas of research.

Keywords: Women empowerment, Reliability, Validity, MGNREGA

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Pallavi, G. and Shivalingegowda, N. S. 2021. Development of a Scale to Measure Empowerment of Rural women in Karnataka – Mgnrega Programme.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 1040-1045. doi:
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