Urban Stree Shakti Scheme will be implemented in urban areas and cities in Karnataka by forming women Streeshakti groups covering poor, needy and physically handicapped women either engaged in small business activities or keen on establishing small business activities through groups that enable them to become self reliant and improve their economic and social status.
This scheme will be implemented by KSWDC in a phased manner covering 75000 to 100000 women forming about 5000 groups comprising 15-20 women each. On formation of a group, an amount of Rs.5000/- will be released to establish a Revolving Fund for the group. The total budget outlay for this scheme is Rs.2.50 crores.
During 2003-04 the Corporation plans to form 1250 self help groups in the first phase and 3750 SHGs in the second. Activities suitable for the area will be identified depending upon the availability of raw materials and marketing demand for the identified business activity.