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Women and Food Security Role of Panchayats

Pradeep Chaturvedi (Editor)
Synopsis "Women feed the world" was the theme for the World Food Day, 1998 of the food and agriculture organisation. The theme was selected to pay tribute to women for their significant role in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and their enormous contribution to household and national food security. Dovetailing the FAO theme with the situation in India, a national level discussion on "Women and food security—Role of Panchayats" was organised. The book is a compilation of expert presentations at that consultation. Women and food security : role of Panchayats focuses on the key role of rural women in ensuring household food security, specially in times of crisis. Women’s involvement in harvesting, processing and marketing of food products; and their knowledge of local biodiversity and its relevance to small plots has been covered. Panchayats have significant role in development of rural India. As one-third of the elected members are women they have Constitutional responsibility to enact the provision of the 73 constitutional Amendment Act and empower rural women to attain food security in the households. This book will be useful to the policy-makers and those who are working in gender issues and Panchayats.
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About the author

Pradeep Chaturvedi

Pradeep Chaturvedi, Chairman of the Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Centre, is a Mechanical Engineer and an energy and environment expert. He has been involved with sustainable development issues, mainly the energy policy and planning and implementation of environment friendly sustainable energy projects for over three decades in India and other Asian and Pacific countries. As a Member of the Perspective Planning Group of Planning Commission, preparing Development Vision 2020, he contributed ‘India’s Energy Vision 2020’. He has been actively involved with the formulation of Energy Conservation Act 2001 and the Electricity Bill 2001. Mr. Chaturvedi has been involved with the Studies Programme of the World Energy Council since 1983. His understanding of energy issues of the South Asia Region, in the global context, has been widely appreciated. Mr. Chaturvedi was deeply involved with the preparatory phase of the World Summit of Sustainable Development. He is also involved in the follow-up phase. Mr. Chaturvedi is Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO sponsored World Renewable Energy Network; and Vice Chairman of the World Environment Foundation, both based in UK; and President of the Bio Energy Society of India. He is also a Visiting Faculty at IIT, Delhi. Mr. Chaturvedi has authored six and edited 25 books on Energy Management and Sustainable Development. These books are widely referred to understand the situation in the country.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women and Food Security Role of Panchayats
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170228735
length xvi+207p., Tables; 23cm.