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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1011
ANSWERED ON:  24.07.2018
Women Farmers
NARAMALLI SIVAPRASAD
Will the Minister of



AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-


(a) whether there is a proposal to provide identity cards to women farmers, so that they can be recognised as cultivators in their own right;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

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(a) to (c): As per the Census, 2011 Report, there are total 8.28 crore male cultivators and 3.60 crore female cultivators in the country. As the women are already recognized as Cultivators & Agricultural Labour in the Census 2011 Report with their numbers duly reflected in main & marginal category, the Government has no proposal to provide identity cards to women farmers.

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