Women Self Help Groups

Women Self Help Groups and People’s Federations(Supported by Tamilnadu Women Development Corporation, Govt. of Tamilnadu)

Women and men self help groups and other community based organizations are the base for all the development activities of Tirunelveli Social Service Society. TSSS, with the support of Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation, has formed women self help groups in the grassroots villages and federated them at Panchayat, block and district level for engendering the change in the socioeconomic lives of the target people. The Self Help Groups have been linked to banks, financial institutions and Government-line departments for mobilizing resources for their integral development.The following table will give you the particulars of women self groups formed by TSSS in its jurisdiction as on 31st March 2015

S.No Name of the zone Number of villages Number of groups Number of members
1 Palayamkottai 26 wards
61 villages
337 5351
2 Ambasamuthiram 107 286 4127
3 Tenkasi 73 250 3494
4 Kovilpatti 58 159 2179
5 Sankarankovil 105 371 5732
Total 26 wards 404 villages 1400 20,883

Working for the rights of the underprivileged and excluded people in the society and empowering the women to assert their rights are the two main focused areas of action for the women self groups and their federations.

TSSS works in 17 blocks, 16 town panchayats and Tirunelveli corporation and forms the above-mentioned groups

Particulars of Community Based Organizations

Women 1400 20,883
Farmers 287 4,480
Children 40 790
Milk Coops 20 334
Total 1747 26,487