Organic Rice Production by SRI: Empowering women in Maharashtra

The Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme, implemented by the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), Government of Maharashtra, has empowered marginal women farmers by helping them improvise upon existing agricultural practices through organic farming and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) methods and, in turn, increasing their yield. The emphasis on the role of women in agriculture Read More …

Ghar Doghaanche Abhiyan: Joint ownership of housing by husband and wife in Maharashtra

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), the women’s economic empowerment organisation of the Government of Maharashtra, has undertaken an awareness generation campaign that seeks to make women aware of their rights to their husbands’ house and property. The initiative stands out for addressing a challenging issue that has often been cited as a reason for the Read More …

Dilli Annashree Yojna: Food security for the vulnerable in Delhi

Dilli Annashree Yojna (DAY) is a pioneering initiative using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism to provide food security to households in Delhi which were left uncovered by existing food security schemes. The eldest woman of a vulnerable household is made the beneficiary, thus providing this scheme a gender-sensitive edge. Since its implementation, the scheme Read More …