GENDER BUDGETING INITIATIVE IN INDIA FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Prabodh Kumar Panda, Dr. Salil Kumar Mukherjee

Abstract


Throughout the world the Social position of Women are more or less same. Women are lagging behind in our society. Women representation in higher education, administration, politics etc. are very poor. The concept of Gender budgeting was first introduced by Australia in 1984. Gender Budgeting means special emphasis given to Women in the Budget allocation. In India the Gender Budget initiative started in 2005-2006 Budget. This paper highlighted the present position of India in the Global Gender gap index in compare to some other countries. This study tries to highlight the Govt. Initiative for women empowerment through Budget allocation in several Union Budgets.

Keywords


Union Budget, Gender Budget, Women Empowerment, Women and Child Development, Budget Allocation, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Global Inequality Index, Census.

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