India’s rural livelihood can be significantly enhanced by giving women, access to & control of rural land. In this context, Identify the challenges in giving women land rights. Discuss the measures to tackle the problem. – IASPOINT

India’s rural livelihood can be significantly enhanced by giving women, access to & control of rural land. In this context, Identify the challenges in giving women land rights. Discuss the measures to tackle the problem.

65% of agricultural labour in India are women, also 75% of the total rural workforce are women. Despite their contribution, only 12% of women in rural India have ownership rights over land. Hence, most of the women workforce in India are not recognized as farmers and are rather cultivators or labourers.

Need to give rights to Women:

Challenges associated with giving rights to women:

Measures to strengthen these rights:

Education & empowerment of women are complementary to each other. Ownership rights to women will not only improve their socio-economic condition but would also reap benefits for the economy at large.

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