Women and men In India 2017

According to this report published by the Ministry Of Statistics And Programme Implementation, women form 46 per cent of the total 13.41 lakh elected representatives (ERs) in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) across the country. The share of women elected members in Panchayati Raj institutions is highest in Jharkhand (59%) followed by Rajasthan (58%) and Uttarakhand (58%) and lowest in Daman & Diu (29%) followed by Arunachal Pradesh (33%), Goa (33%), Gujarat (33%) and Tamil Nadu (33%).

Gender statistics plays a crucial role in gender mainstreaming the development policies and programmes. Gender statistics reflect information on the responsbilities, activities, interests and priorities of women and men and their economic conditions. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its endeavour to facilitate the policy makers in evolving the best developmental policies, has been bringing out the publication "Women and Men in India" on a regular basis. The Publication "Women and Men in India" provides sex-disaggregated data at State and Central level for various social indicators. The publication includes important indicators as derived from published official data of different Ministries/Department/Organisations. It brings variety of available gender statistics at one place to serve as a single platform for accessing gender statistics by variety of users.

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