In rural India, agriculture employs 73.2% of working women, but women own only 12.8% of landholdings. Lack of land ownership costs these women access to government programmes and benefits and leaves them economically and socially insecure.
Land ownership acts as a bargaining chip for women, not leaving them to the mercy of their husbands and in-laws. However, social and cultural forces deny women ownership of land.
Women farmers fall out of govt schemes & benefits, as most do not own land, making them socially & economically insecure. Watch our ground report from Nashik. in Maharashtra.