Natural disasters and women dependent on agriculture in India’s rural areas MANIKA KAMTHAN.

Author:

Basu, R. and Rahman, M.S.,

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Date:

2016

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Theme:

Gender, Work & Livelihoods

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Basu, R. and Rahman, M.S., (2016). Natural disasters and women dependent on agriculture in India’s rural areas MANIKA KAMTHAN. In Governance in South Asia (pp. 129-141). Routledge India.

This chapter addresses how disasters affect the lives of women farmers in the rural areas of India and traces the interlinkages between disasters, agriculture and women farmers. The chapter is divided majorly into four sections. The first elaborates the effect of disasters on agriculture and how it results in the ‘male migration’ from rural areas to urban areas. The second studies the impact of disasters on women farmers. The third traces the rhetoric of gender-sensitive disaster law. Finally, the chapter tries to make a case for securing land rights to women farmers for improving and protecting the interest of disaster-struck women farmers.