Women

Unseen workers

Print edition : April 17, 2015

Across India, women are involved in all aspects of farming, including land preparation, seed selection, sowing, tansplanting, threshing, winnowing and harvesting. Here, women labourers at work on a farm in Sertha, 25 km from Ahmedabad. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

Most women involved in farming also have to provide their unpaid labour for “household tasks”, which are socially essential but unrecognised and unremunerated. Here, women trek a long distance back home carrying water, in Haryana. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

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