Policy Briefs

When Women Farm India’s Land: How to Increase Ownership?

  • 24 Nov, 2014

Women have played a crucial role in India’s agricultural production, and the trend that sees men shifting to non-farm activities further increases their responsibility. The situation of women cultivators is one of tremendous vulnerability. Without land titles, they are not recognised as farmers, and are not able to access credits and government benefits. This policy brief outlines avenues to address the gap between the reality of women farmers and their entitlements.

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