IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chandrama Goswami, Manisha Bhattacharya
Income is the most crucial index for accelerating economic growth and development in any meaningful developmental strategy. In the Indian socio-economic context, income generation assumes great significance for women, especially rural women. Women constitute more than fifty per cent of the worlds population, one third of the labour force, and perform nearly two thirds of all working hours. Womens income in a family is of paramount importance for nutritional, economic and educational upliftment of the family. Changing times has brought new interests and responsibilities into a womens life and it is now admitted that womens income is indispensable not only for survival of individual families but for maintenance of wider socio-economic system (Batish and Naurial, 2003).