/ Women's Day 2019: Over 30% funds for agriculture-schemes targeted towards woman farmers, says govt

ABP News : Mar 08, 2019, 11:33 AM

Radha Mohan Singh said this on the occasion of International Women's Day. A position of a women coordinator in every state was also created. The government has allocated more than 30 per cent funds under various schemes in order to bring women in the agriculture mainstream. A special emphasis has been given on the role and contribution of women in doubling the income of farmers by 2022.

The government has allocated more than 30 per cent funds under various schemes in order to bring women in the agriculture mainstream.

Women's Day 2019: Over 30% funds for agriculture-schemes targeted towards woman farmers, says govt

A book showing the norm of fixed aid for woman farmers is also being published. (Image: PTI)

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Radha Mohan Singh said this on the occasion of International Women's Day

A position of a women coordinator in every state was also created

Special emphasis is being given to women development activities

Women's Day 2019: The government has allocated more than 30 per cent funds under various schemes in order to bring women in the agriculture mainstream, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Thursday. A special emphasis has been given on the role and contribution of women in doubling the income of farmers by 2022, he said on the eve of the International Women's Day. Besides, women-based activities have been started to reach the benefits of different beneficiary-oriented programmes and missions to women, he said in a statement. Singh said the participation of women in the decision-making bodies at the state, district and block levels under the ATMA scheme has ensured their involvement in the planning process.

Along with this, changes in reporting proformas have been made to maintain the statistics of benefits reaching women, he said adding that a book showing the norm of fixed aid for woman farmers is also being published. That apart, a National Gender Resource Centre in Agriculture has developed a women sensitisation module to bring about change in the mindset and behaviour of male programme operators, he added.

The minister further said in the team of committed extension personnel under the revised ATMA scheme in 2014, the position of a women coordinator in every state was also created. In addition, a special emphasis is being given to women development activities to ensure their participation in the economic and social upliftment in the field of cooperatives.