Memorandum to Gujarat govt demands for separate data base, budget for women farmers

The Working Group of Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO) has demanded separate budgetary allocation for women working in agriculture. A day-long WGWLO workshop, held in Gandhinagar, and participated by over 250 representatives from Gujarat’s 17 districts, put forward this demand, pointing out that 65% agricultural workers in India are women. In Gujarat, as per the 2011 Census, about 44 lakh women are involved in farming activities.
The workshop heard views of women farmers on erratic monsoon, organic agriculture, contribution of women in agriculture, and providing forest land rights to women farmers. At the end of the workshop, a memorandum consisting several demands by women farmers was handed over the Gujarat government. The memorandum insisted, there should be a separate data base for male and female farmers, even as seeking special concessions as bank loans to women farmers and their organizations.
Other demands put forward at the workshop included ensuring landownership to women, improving agricultural production and adopting organic agriculture. The workshop was conducted by WGWLO convener Shilpa Vasavada, who said that WGWLO represented about 53,000 women agricultural workers, and has been successful in making 7,500 women owners of the land they till. She added, WGWLO helped 13,000 women-farmers to get registered as e-farmers with a special portal for farmers pf Gujarat.

Comments

ALSO READ

India's polluted stretches along rivers rise from 302 to 351 in two years

Around 90 activists arrested ahead of Modi's Statue of Unity inauguration

South Korean NGOs protest Seoul Peace Prize to Modi, say it's a disgrace

NAPM yatra pays tribute to India's first anti-dam campaigner

Odisha civil society condemns custodial "torture" of forest rights activist

Changing Ahmedabad's name to Karnavati would "efface" Islamic influence and memory

#MeToo petition seeks internal complaint committees in every workplace in India

Out of 190 Goan panchayats, 140 have passed resolution against shipping corridor to "help" corporates

Tribal farmers' arrest ahead of Statue of Unity function "biased, repressive": mm&P

Statue of Unity "undermines" Adivasis' faith in Varata Baba on Sadhu Bet: NBA