WOMEN FARMERS

Baluben Makwana along with the women of the Jai Bhim Mahila Kheti Sahakari Mandali, the Dalit women’s collective fighting for land rights / Aarefa Johari

A Dalit women’s collective is fighting for the land it toils on, In Gujarat

Mumbai: Around 400 metres off the Gujarat state highway near Vautha village, along the snake-like curves of the Sabarmati river, lie nearly a hundred acres of …

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Lakshmi Ben (extreme right in a red saree) and other women from Rajgadh village received land under the Santhani scheme but do not have the means to prepare their land for agriculture. All Photos/ Meenakshi Kapoor

Dalit Women Wait To Till Their Lands In Gujarat

Ahmedabad: “We were happy — we wouldn’t have to work in others’ fields anymore. We were going to be farmers,” says Daksha Ben Babu Bhai Parmar, …

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Despite performing the bulk of the agricultural labour in her family, including sowing seeds, and watering and harvesting crop, Shankuben Rabari does not have any ownership rights over her family's land. All photos/ Aarefa Johari

Women May Own Land In Gujarat But Men Control It

Shankuben Rabari insists she is 40 years old.She has grey hair, a deeply wrinkled face and arms dotted with the green tattoos distinctive to elderly women …

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