Gender is one of the components included in the programme, Indira Kranthi Patham.
Gender strategy helps SHG women to monitor their social empowerment agenda along
with financial agenda, increase their capacities in decision making at different
levels, free mobility, having a say in local governance and building a safe environment.
Women in groups ensure that basic rights of all SHG women are not violated and that
they create support systems like Social Action Committees in every village and Community
Managed Family Counseling Centres at every mandal, to help themselves.