Pubali Saikia and Jitendra K. Chauhan
Tribal women in general and in comparison with castes, enjoy more freedom in various walks of life. Because entrepreneurial activity can promote economic development among women. Therefore it is very crucial to understand what motivates these women to select entrepreneurship as a profitable occupation. This is mainly because of change in attitude, diverted conservative mindset of society to modern one, daring and risk-taking abilities of women, support and cooperation by society members, changes and relaxations in government policies, granting various upliftment schemes to women entrepreneurs. The status of tribal women is comparatively lower than that of tribal men. The Mishings are the second largest Scheduled tribe (Plains) group of Assam after the Bodos. They play a role of great importance both economically and socially. Agriculture is a source of income for the Mishing women. They also rear pigs, goats, poultry, etc. which form a great share of family income. Their contribution is outstanding in family expenditure. A total of 120 tribal women were selected as a sample of this study.
Keyword: Eminence; Tribal; Women entrepreneurs;