Misdirected. Instead of ‘Big Food’ focus, farmers must be empowered to make millets a vital part of food schemes
Bank account ownership took a leap over the last decade. But some of the gains stagnated during the pandemic. 2021 Global Findex data show that 78% of women reported having bank accounts. However, 64% did not withdraw any funds during the last 12 months, and 28% reported having an inactive account. Budget 2023 announced the launch of Mahila Samman Bachat Patra Yojana, a savings scheme for women.
Ayushman Bharat: These schemes have a good coverage. But funds use will suffer, if people are unaware of entitlements
By valorising women’s diverse activities, we may treat their vulnerabilities as strengths and fail to acknowledge the lack of access to income-generating activities for women