The present paper examines the role of Self Employment and the social empowerment of women working in the informal sector, with special reference to vegetable vendors in Kolhapur City. Informal sector provides self employment to the majority of women. Majority of Women are working as Vegetable Vendors. They are either street vendors or selling the vegetables by sitting in one place. Empowerment of women has emerged as an important issue in our society in recent years and it has been recognized as the central issue in determining the status of women. Hence in the present study an attempt has been made to study the social empowerment of women vegetable vendors in Kolhapur city.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN