Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
  
How much is the population of women in India?
Although India has made enormous progress on several fronts but its sex ratio has been dismal and alarming and is not showing any sign of improvement. The unfavourable sex ratio in India says it all.
ACCORDING TO the 2001 Census, there were 496.4 million women in India, out of India’s total population of 1028 million. According to United Nations studies on Indian women, population of women by 2016 as per estimate will rise to approximately around 615 million.

Advertisement
Can you believe it? Just by knowing the men and women population of a country, any learned person can understand the social fabric of the nation, status of gender equality, sex discrimination etc.

Women are not second to men on any parameter. They are physically as well as mentally strong like men. Then, why this gender discrimination against approximately 50 per cent of the population? India is one of those nations in the world where sex ratio is pathetic, as per the 2001 census, India’s sex ratio was 933. Out of 28 states and seven Union Territories only Kerala had been the exceptional case where women outnumbered men in population.

Although, India has made enormous progress on several fronts but its sex ratio has been dismal and alarming and is not showing any sign of improvement. The unfavourable sex ratio in India says it all. Status of women is still not very remarkable; there are several issues and circumstances, which are responsible for all this. Right from their birth they are deprived of basic constitutional rights. They are discriminated on all fronts of the life, be it education, employment, sports, marriage, business etc.

Our development policies have consistently highlighted the vision of the Government of India in addressing the predicaments of women. In recent times there has been an augmentation in the status of women. Government’s positive and promising actions have gradually started bearing fruits. Now women are playing a greater role in every aspect of development. But such sorts of development are limited to a certain section of women and it is just a tiny drop of water in the sea. India’s gender ratio paints a very grim situation about our almost half of the population. Even after more than sixty years of independence sex ratio has not shown any significant improvement, instead it is becoming more and more challenging.

COMMENTS (1)
Guest
Name
Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
}
Sign in to set your preference
Advertisement

Interesting content

merinews for RTI activists

Create email alerts

Total subscribers: 208200
Advertisement
Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.