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Over the past few decades, there has been a growing awareness of the need to empower women by increasing social, economic and political equity and broader access to fundamental rights. In this study, attempts have been made to evaluate the students’ discernment towards public library to the framework of women empowerment. The study currently conducted on 100 students received a Kanyashree one time grant scholarship of Rs 25,000 after they were 18 years old in Lalgola Community Development Block in Murshidabad District of West Bengal. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of public libraries in empowering women. It has been exposed that educational status, age of the respondent, occupation of parents, monthly income of parents, monthly income of family, availability of food during school /college hour, electricity at home, availability of Aadhaar card, and role of Block Development Office in getting public services had substantial implications on the level of perception of students about the effectiveness of Kanyashree one time grant. It has been also established that educational status, occupation of parents, availability of food during school /college hour, accessibility of private tuition, effectiveness of Kanyashree grant for dropout girls, role of school in getting Kanyashree grant, impact of women empowerment, effect of public service on women empowerment, role of public libraries towards women empowerment and role of public libraries in getting information towards women empowerment had immense bearing on the level of perception of students about the empowerment of women. It has been further recognized that impact of women empowerment, effect of public service on women empowerment, perception level of students on women empowerment, availability of public library, use of public library, role of public libraries towards public services, role of public libraries towards women empowerment, role of public libraries towards job related training, role of public libraries towards kind of information, uses of school or college library, and kind of books uses of school or college library had strong significance on the perception level of students role of public libraries in getting information towards women empowerment.

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Subrata Biswas, & Prasenjit Deb. (2020). Discernment towards Public Library to the Framework of Women Empowerment of Lalgola Community Development Block in Murshidabad District of West Bengal. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(12), 1305-1321. Retrieved from https://thematicsjournals.org/index.php/tjg/article/view/19118