As per census 2011
Percentage of Male cultivators to total workers is 24.9. [Rural- 35.2 & Urban-2.7]. Percentage of Female cultivators to total workers is 24 [Rural-28.8 & Urban-3.1].
other wise the work participation ratio of women remains lower than males. But above we find that female cultivators are just at equal percentage approx. but still in rural areas the cultivator percentage of women is recorded lower than males.
WPR female at all India level was 25.5% [rural – 30% and Urban-15.4%] work participation of Males in 53.3% [Rural- 53% and Urban – 53.8%]
so far is good. But any one from village areas can easily tell how much our women folk contribute in daily life in rural areas. From Dawn to Dusk all women in villages work tirelessly towards many activities. Earlier there was no electricity, water sources, roads etc. All works were done manually!! Women had worked shoulder to shoulder along-with men in Agriculture fields. Taboo is that few kinds of activities are considered (presumed) as activity to be done by Women ONLY. So much Gender discrimination was there. Now with advent of machines some kind of works are done easily.
below are few glimpses of our women, who contribute in daily life: See and comment?