Socio-Economic Profile of Elected Women Representatives

SHAKTI VAHINI RESEARCH INITIATIVE

A study on Elected Women Representatives in Panchayati Raj Institutions had been commissioned by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the report was released in April, 2008.  This was based on random sample study.

According to the study, the data of the primary occupation of female Pradhans and Ward Members is at Annexure-I. The State-wise data of educational levels of Pradhans and Ward Members is at Annexure II and III.  The data of economic status is at Annexure IV and V.

This data is one of the factors that has  helped to chalk out the strategy for exhorting women,  at large, and, Elected Women Representatives, in particular, to avail  themselves of the measures initiated by the Government under different schemes for their robust participation in the process of decentralized governance at grass-root levels, taking up the issues that affect  women in Gram Sabha meetings,  their capacity building and  training, nurturing of their aspirations to become effective Stake-holders in the process of overall development and dispensation of social-justice.

The above information was given by the Minister of Panchayati Raj Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo in a written reply in the Lok  Sabha today.

ANNEXURE – I

 

Primary Occupation of Pradhan Female and Ward Member Female (%):

 

EWRs Farming Laborers Working for Panchayat

 

Small business Housewife Others
Female Pradhans

9.6

2.1

31.5

0.6

51

5.2

Female Ward Members

13.2

9.3

15.1

1.1

54.4

6.8

 

ANNEXURE – II

 

Educational level of Female Pradhans (%)

 

 

Female Pradhan

   Illiterate Upto primary school Upto middle school Middle school

& above

  N
All India

11.4

19.8

16.4

52.4

907

Andhra Pradesh

12.5

20.3

28.1

39.1

64

Karnataka

34.4

21.9

25.0

18.8

32

Tamil Nadu

3.1

9.4

12.5

75.0

32

Kerala

0.0

0.0

6.3

93.8

32

Arunachal Pradesh

6.3

50.0

25.0

18.8

16

Assam

0.0

0.0

3.1

96.9

32

Manipur

0.0

0.0

0.00

100.0

16

Sikkim

18.2

9.1

18.2

54.5

11

Tripura

6.3

6.3

37.5

50.0

16

West Bengal

1.6

6.3

14.1

78.1

64

Orissa

0.0

9.4

21.9

68.8

32

Bihar

3.1

18.8

15.6

62.5

64

Madhya Pradesh

28.1

31.3

14.1

26.6

64

Chhattisgarh

3.1

37.5

31.3

28.1

32

Gujarat

6.1

15.2

21.2

57.6

33

Maharashtra

10.9

23.4

12.5

53.1

64

Rajasthan

23.4

35.9

18.8

21.9

64

Haryana

25.0

18.8

18.8

37.5

32

Punjab

18.2

15.2

18.2

48.5

33

Uttar Pradesh

19.1

34.0

7.4

39.4

94

Uttarakhand

3.0

18.2

15.2

63.6

33

Himachal Pradesh

0.00

12.5

15.6

71.9

32

Goa

0.00

0.00

20.0

80.0

15

 


ANNEXURE – III

Educational level of Female Ward Members (%)

 

 

Female Ward Member

   Illiterate Upto primary school Upto middle school Middle school & above   N
All India

26.6

19.2

17.1

37.1

3,973

Andhra Pradesh

34.3

20.5

23.0

22.3

283

Karnataka

26.4

15.3

20.1

38.2

144

Tamil Nadu

0.0

14.6

27.8

57.6

144

Kerala

0.00

1.40

5.6

93.0

143

Arunachal Pradesh

32.8

32.8

20.7

13.8

58

Assam

0.69

9.03

15.3

75.0

144

Manipur

5.6

4.23

8.45

81.7

71

Sikkim

4.8

33.3

9.5

52.4

42

Tripura

7.0

28.2

21.1

43.7

71

West Bengal

11.1

13.2

16.4

59.3

280

Orissa

8.28

39.3

27.6

24.8

145

Bihar

29.3

29.3

12.9

28.6

287

Madhya Pradesh

45.0

28.4

12.8

13.8

289

Chhattisgarh

24.5

33.6

23.1

18.9

143

Gujarat

20.6

12.2

20.6

46.6

131

Maharashtra

20.9

16.5

20.1

42.4

278

Rajasthan

51.0

29.4

10.1

9.4

286

Haryana

44.8

18.2

11.9

25.2

143

Punjab

29.1

17.2

23.1

30.6

134

Uttar Pradesh

51.6

12.0

14.8

21.5

432

Uttarakhand

17.6

15.2

16.0

51.2

125

Himachal Pradesh

13.6

10.7

26.4

49.3

140

Goa

3.3

3.33

6.7

86.7

60

 


Annexure-IV

 

 

Economic status of Female Pradhans (%)

 

 

Pradhan Female

APL

BPL

Not aware

N

All India

70.8

25.0

4.2

907

Andhra Pradesh

29.7

50.0

20.3

64

Karnataka

37.5

62.5

0.0

32

Tamil Nadu

65.6

28.1

6.3

32

Kerala

59.4

40.6

0.0

32

Arunachal Pradesh

56.3

43.8

0.0

16

Assam

100.0

0.0

0.0

32

Manipur

37.5

43.8

18.8

16

Sikkim

100.0

0.0

0.0

11

Tripura

37.5

62.5

0.0

16

West Bengal

82.8

15.6

1.6

64

Orissa

65.6

34.4

0.0

32

Bihar

75.0

23.4

1.6

64

Madhya Pradesh

57.8

37.5

4.7

64

Chhattisgarh

46.9

50.0

3.1

32

Gujarat

78.8

18.2

3.0

33

Maharashtra

64.1

31.3

4.7

64

Rajasthan

95.3

3.1

1.6

64

Haryana

87.5

12.5

0.0

32

Punjab

78.8

12.1

9.1

33

Uttar Pradesh

81.9

11.7

6.4

94

Uttarakhand

81.8

18.2

0.0

33

Himachal Pradesh

100.0

0.0

0.0

32

Goa

100.0

0.0

0.0

15

 

 

Annexure-V

Economics status of Female Ward Members (%)

 

 

 

Ward Member female

APL

BPL

Not aware

N

All India

48.6

41.1

10.2

3973

Andhra Pradesh

7.4

47.0

45.6

283

Karnataka

46.5

45.8

7.6

144

Tamil Nadu

17.4

75.7

6.9

144

Kerala

58.7

41.3

0.00

143

Arunachal Pradesh

31.0

63.8

5.2

58

Assam

51.4

41.0

7.6

144

Manipur

23.9

50.7

25.4

71

Sikkim

81.0

19.0

0.0

42

Tripura

26.8

73.2

0.0

71

West Bengal

60.4

36.8

2.9

280

Orissa

31.7

66.9

1.4

145

Bihar

21.3

65.5

13.2

287

Madhya Pradesh

40.8

45.7

13.5

289

Chhattisgarh

35.7

53.8

10.5

143

Gujarat

65.6

32.1

2.3

131

Maharashtra

65.8

28.4

5.8

278

Rajasthan

76.2

21.0

2.8

286

Haryana

76.2

23.1

0.7

143

Punjab

81.3

17.2

1.5

134

Uttar Pradesh

47.2

34.3

18.5

432

Uttarakhand

63.2

36.0

0.8

125

Himachal Pradesh

60.0

31.4

8.6

140

Goa

93.3

6.7

0.0

60

 

 

 

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