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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 345-349

Gender Gap in Integrated Watershed Management Project
Shikha Singh and Neelam Bhardwaj
Department of Agricultural Communication, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand (263145), India
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In the recent decades, as a consequence of environment degradation and resource depletion in the hill areas due to soil erosion and denudation of hill is resulting in increased struggle to produce good amount of food grain. The migration of male member of the family for better livelihood options underlies the dependence of rural economy on women’s shoulders. Deforestation and low water availability adds to their problems by spending more time in collection of fuel, fodder and fetching water. Women participated to a considerable extent in watershed activities, yet their participation in decision making was not up to the mark. The study was conducted on Uttarkashi and Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Six villages were selected using simple random sampling. Primary data had been collected by conducting interviews with 150 women and 150 men in selected villages located within the watershed. It was revealed from the study that management practices mostly done by women in the study area but its ownership and control were in men’s hand. Men had a greater access and control over resources as compared to women. This might be due to deeply rooted inequalities in socio-political participation of women, male dominancy, social stigma; stereotype mindset because of this, the status of women was very poor in decision making. Considering this situation, the researcher felt the need to explore the gender differences in rural areas, particularly in hill areas of Uttarakhand. Therefore, the key objective of the study is assess the gender gaps in the implementation of different activities of IWMP

Keywords: Watershed, Gender gap, Gender equality, Decision making

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Shikha Singh and Neelam Bhardwaj. 2018. Gender Gap in Integrated Watershed Management Project.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 345-349. doi:
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