Meenu and Seema Rani
ML&JNK College, Saharanpur (U.P.)
Women Play an important role in the development of family, community, region and country. So it is essential to make women socially and economically strong and capable according in their interest area. Self Help Groups plays an important role in the society of rural and distant areas perform various kinds of activities in the development of society, with the help of local citizens. Self Help Groups increased the equality of status of women decision making in the democratic, economic, social and cultural sphere of life. The basic principles of self Help Groups are group approach, mutual trust, organization small and manageable groups. Empowerment is an active multidimensional process to enable women to realize their identity, position and power in all spheres of life. Involvement in Self Help Groups also enable women to gain greater control over resources like material possession, intellectual resources like knowledge, information, ideas. and decision making in home, community. society and nation.