Over 30% of agricultural funds to empower women farmers, says Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh
Updated : October 15, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Citing a research by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducted in nine states, the Minister said the participation of women is 75 percent in the production of major crops, 79 percent in horticulture, 51 percent in post-harvest work and 95 percent in animal husbandry and fisheries.
Singh also said that 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.
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