Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: October-December | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 1-8
A Study on the Collection, Processing, And Promotion of Bio-Seeds through SHGs for Manufacturing of Bio-Diesel in NIE CREST- Mysore, Karnataka
Devaraja R1, Akashraj DP2
1Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Studies in Social Work, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
2Ph.D. Scholar, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author: Akashraj DP
Due to the high growth in demand for the use of fossil fuel in today’s world has left us with no choice but to look into alternative sources for coping with the demand and one such alternative is the Bio-Diesel, the use of Bio-Diesel not only helps in filling the gap to cope the growing demand but also it has a positive impact on the environment, the pollution can be reduced significantly. An attempt has been made by the NIE institution which is located in Mysore urban to educate the masses regarding the use of the Bio-Diesel. In this paper the researcher makes an attempt to understand the impact of training and awareness given to the particular group of women in the society called the SHG’s. The SHG’s (Self Help Group) was established with the intention to empower women in all directions namely social, economic , political , cultural and religion, by training the SHG’s regarding the Bio-Diesel can make them economically empowered, has they can process the Bio-Diesel them self and sell them and make money. For the study purpose the researcher selects 2 SHG’s out of 18 SHG’s from 2 villages. The total number of respondent comes up to 16 collected within 2 SHG’s, Researcher uses the questionnaire method to collect the data. Area of the study is conducted in Mysore district, K.R. Nagara Taluk in 2 villages namely Lallnahalli Shanboganahalli. After the analysis and finding, it has been noted that there is a significant contribution of NIE institution in training the SHG’s members and the members are able to process Bio-Diesel by them self and with the help of the marketing hand SHG’s members are empowered economically. As the training program is a success the researcher would recommend the training program to be expanded world wild through various institutions to the masses to bring awareness and the significance of the use of Bio- Fuel and Bio-Diesel to make this Mother earth a better place to live in.
Keywords: Bio-Diesel, Self-help Groups, National Institute of Engineering, Transesterification.