Govt allocated 30% funds for development of women farmers: Sharad Pawar
NEW DELHI: The government has allocated 30 per cent funds for the development of India’s women farmers under various schemes, as announced by Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar.
In the overall agricultural operations ranging from land preparation to post-harvesting operations, rural women play a pivotal role. Citing the same, there is need to enhance their access to productive assets like seed, water, credit, and subsidy.
At the Meeting of the Consultative Committee on ‘Women in Agriculture’, the minister said, “Women are often not recognised as farmers for want of ownership of land and are not considered as beneficiaries under various government programmes/services. Due to wage differentials between men and women in some parts of the country, the situation gets further aggravated.”
There are various schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, wherein there is a provision for women-specific activities.