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Despite agriculture increasingly becoming a female activity in India, only a very small amount of land owners are women. Identify the hurdles in giving women land rights and the measures needed to tackle it.

After independence, India made a significant progress in empowering women. Increase in women’s access to education and reduction in child marriages, are some of the indicators. However, the gender disparities continue to exist. 65% of agricultural labour force in India is composed of women; also 75% of the total rural workforce is women. Despite their ..

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Women in India do not enjoy their full reproductive rights. Highlight the interventions adopted to remove these barriers.

Reproductive health & choices are an important component of fundamental rights to life & personal liberty of women, under Article 21 as ruled by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement. Despite above fundamental right, there exist barriers to its realization: Inadequacy of healthcare infrastructure – Doctor/population ratio is below WHO recommended 1:1000. Also PHC/population ..

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Economic empowerment of women is the key to ensure their social empowerment. Discuss in context of India.

Our constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and strives for equal pay for equal work (DPSPs). This depicts the link between economic and social empowerment. Economic empowerment – Key to ensuring social empowerment: Economic empowerment brings independence in decision making. Women who earn a decent living can make life choices independently. Enhances reproductive ..

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Apart from a few notable individual achievements, the overall participation of women in scientific research has been very low. Examine the steps taken by the government in this regard.

Women workforce in the field of scientific research (STEM) is around 23% in India, which is very low as compared to world standards. Except some examples in different fields, like the women’s team of ISRO in the Mangalyaan mission, achievements have been very few. Reasons for low participation of women: Stereotypical gender roles with the ..

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India Takes Steps Towards Feminization Of Agriculture

India has recently launched the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, under the provisions of National Policy for Farmers (NPF) (2007). It is a component of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM) and aims at improving the status of women in agriculture. What is the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana? The Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), as the name ..

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The Discussion of Women’s reservation should occupy the mainstream to challenge patriarchy and deal with the society. Comment.

The year 2019 saw the highest number of women MPs in Lok Sabha, which is a mere 14%. It is below the already low global average of 24%. The Inter-Parliamentary Union Report shows that India fares poorer than countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Women’s Reservation Bill was first introduced in the Parliament ..

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