Women’s Budget?

Print edition : March 22, 2013

In a women's branch of State Bank of Hyderabad in Old City in Hyderabad. Confining the concern about women’s access to institutional finance to token measures will have a negative effect. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

At a construction site in New Delhi. Sharp reductions in Plan spending will affect livelihoods. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

At a garment-designing unit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Women are seen as a vote bank or as a vulnerable group. Photo: AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

Women in a fruit market in Manipur. The Budget is a portrayed as "a budget for women". Photo: The Hindu Archives

Many of the policies implicit or explicit in this fiscal statement have implications that are unfavourable to most women.
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