Agriculture, GS-1, GS-3, Uncategorized

Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

Why are we discussing? The 2011 census figures shows only 32.8 per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to 81.1 per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. What is… Continue reading Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Not only the mother’s responsibility

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was recently passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to benefit about 1.8 million women in the organised sector and increase the strength of the working women force in the country. The Bill introduces following major changes to the law relating to maternity benefits: It extends the period… Continue reading Not only the mother’s responsibility

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Women are agents of change

Indian women are no longer “passive recipients” of the state’s welfare schemes, but active agents of change. Real development is only possible with their economic empowerment, the Supreme Court has observed in a judgment. They had become “dynamic promoters of social transformation that can alter the lives of both women and men.” The judgment came… Continue reading Women are agents of change

Big Picture, GS-1, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Religion and Women’s Rights

Debate over Religion Vs Women’s Rights is back in focus after the detention of over 350 women by the Police in Maharashtra. Hundreds of women activists were stopped by the police when they attempted to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple situated in Maharashtra to challenge its 400-year-old tradition of allowing only men to enter its… Continue reading Religion and Women’s Rights

Editorials, GS-1, Uncategorized

What works for Women at Work

Article Link In an attempt to arrest the declining rates of female work participation, the Union Government recently came out with a slew of measures including the increase maternity leave. Under the new rules, maternity leave has been increased from the current 12 weeks to 26 weeks. This has also been extended to all women… Continue reading What works for Women at Work