NCW Project on Devadasis
JWP Bangalore is conducting an evaluation study of the Devadasi Rehabilitation Programmes that are being conducted by the Karnataka State Women's Development Corporation Karnataka. These programmes are a combination of two strategies awareness generation and economic development.
Apart from these, there are social programmes for Devadasis including formation of self help groups, health check ups, etc. The SC/ST Corporation has two main programmes:
- Housing programme for rehabilitation of devadasis
- Training programmes like mat weaving, knitting, etc. for economic empowerment of the Devadasi women
- The need for this evaluation study has arisen in view of the fact that these programmes were launched in 1991-92 and have been implemented and are in the withdrawal phase. The duration of the study will be six months.