What do women farmers need in this budget?

by Seema Bhaskaran

The feminisation of agriculture, driven by the migration of rural men to urban centres, makes climate-resilient ecosystems a priority. Here’s why

In the vast landscape of Indian agriculture, women play a pivotal role, constituting around 43% of agricultural labourers globally and a staggering 84% in rural India. Despite their substantial contribution, women farmers face numerous challenges such as a lack of land rights and minimal representation in decision-making processes. In the interim budget, which will be presented on February 1, climate-positive allocation can empower women farmers to address the multidimensional aspects of their work and associated small-scale industries.

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