Socio-Economic Empowerment of Tribal Women in High Altitude and Tribal Zone of Andhra Pradesh
The study was conducted in tribal dominated mandals of High Altitude and Tribal Zone of Andhra Pradesh. With the help of exploratory research design, data was collected from 180 farmers and analysed with the help of suitable statistical methods.Tribal women play a significant role in the economic development of tribals as they contribute in various economic activities.Women’s work is regarded as crucial for the survival of tribal households in terms of provisioning food, income, earning and management of financial resources.Extent of information seeking behavior, Achievement motivation and credit orientation were found to be medium. Extent of mass media exposure is found to be low. About 50 per cent respondents expressed limited social participation, lack of access and control of productive resources and services and finally less than 20 per cent of respondents indicated location of isolated villages, limited extension staff, no access to basic amenities.