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1) Discuss the role of women in farming in India. Also, discuss the problems faced by women farmers in India.(250 words) 

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Discuss the role of women in farming in India. Also, discuss the problems faced by women farmers in India.(250 words) 

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Why this question

Women form the major agricultural workforce and increased rural-urban migration has resulted in further feminization of agriculture. India’s socio-economic structures and institutions further worsen their situation. The issue is related to GS1 syllabus under the following heading-

Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to bring forward the role of women in agriculture in India, discuss their contribution and also write in detail about the problems faced by women farmers in India.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about both the aspects of the question- role played and problems faced.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention some statistics related to involvement of women in agriculture in India.

Body-

  • Discuss the agricultural and livestock related activities dominated by women farmers generally, increased migration and involvement of women in farming activities etc.
  • Discuss the problems faced by them. E.g lack of ownership and control over land,  lack of access to credit, lack of knowledge and skills etc.

Conclusion– Form a concise, fair and a balanced opinion and suggest the way forward based on your discussion.