The writer is professor of development economics and environment,University of Manchester,and author of A Field of Ones Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia. She is also the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, UK.
Agriculture can do hugely better if we change the way we farm; focus more on 'allied sectors' and build strong growth links with the non-farm rural economy.
Coronavirus (Covid-19): By focusing on green workers and not green zones, we can also minimise the need for housing in work locations, which most businesses lack.
The complete lockdown, while needed as a first step, is also causing huge hardships to people, especially those without jobs and food, due to lack of warning and very little planning. But lifting the lockdown fully and suddenly will lead to new outbreaks. I would suggest we go for strategic easing of the lockdown in a calibrated way.
To address farmers' woes, we need a multi-pronged strategy of income support, government investment, and institutional innovations, and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Gender equality is key to food security. But policymakers don’t seem to recognise that
After the floods, women’s group farms hold the key to reviving rural livelihoods.
A trade-off is not inevitable. We need joint social responsibility, more gender-balanced measures
India faces not just a farmers’ crisis, but a serious meltdown of farming families
Why does our middle class desecrate public spaces in India? How can we put a stop to this?
Now that Bihar’s women have voted, what about their economic rights?
It has left out key concerns of agriculture, environment and women.
Many in India still fail to achieve the unimaginable due to physical, social disabilities.
Those making a cultural case for Section 377 need lessons in South Asian history.
On compensation,the new Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill must be fine tuned
What India can learn from a grassroots land reform movement in Brazil
The livelihood and empowerment prospects of millions of women who depend on agriculture for survival are affected by their legal rights in l...
The government’s intent of amending the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA) towards gender equality is heartening. But the proposed amendm...