NGOs demand policies to ensure land rights to women farmers

March 22, 2016 0 Comments

New York, Mar 19:  Highlighting the challenges faced by women farmers in India, a group of Indian NGOs has called for putting in place strong policies to ensure land rights for them and stressed the need for customised financial products including easy loans and capital availability to support them. The Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON), Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI) and Stree Adhaar Kendra, here to attend the ongoing 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), came together on the sidelines of the conference to discuss the challenges faced by India’s women farmers, particularly those posed by the effects of climate change.