Rural India's working women

Dec 17, 2011, 15:52 PM IST
Majority of the working women of rural India relies on the agrarian and related jobs.
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Majority of the working women of rural India relies on the agrarian and related jobs.

Digging of wells and irrigation related works allow the rural women a chance to meet their ends.
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Digging of wells and irrigation related works allow the rural women a chance to meet their ends.

A few MGNREGA workers take rest as others continue with their work.
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A few MGNREGA workers take rest as others continue with their work.

These women supplement the families' income upto a great level and bring a change into the socio-economic structure.
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These women supplement the families' income upto a great level and bring a change into the socio-economic structure.

 Even the oldies share honours with the lesser aged women as a sixty year old woman sits beside a MGNREGA aided project.
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Even the oldies share honours with the lesser aged women as a sixty year old woman sits beside a MGNREGA aided project.

Group of women wait to register themselves in the MGNREGA muster roll and receive the day's wage.
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Group of women wait to register themselves in the MGNREGA muster roll and receive the day's wage.

With just a payment of Rs 110 per day under the MGNREGA scheme, these bunch of women meet their ends.
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With just a payment of Rs 110 per day under the MGNREGA scheme, these bunch of women meet their ends.

Despite all their hard work, the women's wages under MGNREGA get cheated by the contracters.
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Despite all their hard work, the women's wages under MGNREGA get cheated by the contracters.

In states like Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar, the plight of the women in the hinterland continues to remain pathetic despite the rural job schemes.
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In states like Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar, the plight of the women in the hinterland continues to remain pathetic despite the rural job schemes.

A group of women in Rajasthan toiling hard.
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A group of women in Rajasthan toiling hard.