Women's contribution to the economy is under-appreciated as they are often paid less or not at all for their work. We chronicle the different jobs performed by rural women that demand physical strength and expertise
Old lady from the Apatani tribe in Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro Valley weaves a traditional skirt “gale” (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
A group of women cycling their way home after a long day’s work at a poultry farm in Tilda Newra town of Chhattisgarh (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
A grazer on her way to fetch fodder for sheep and cattle that she tends to. She casually carries an axe, with its blade balancing on her head (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
Migration has left many Uttarakhand villages abandoned. A group of women in Gharwal district is working on barren fields and restoring village economy and life (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
Unskilled manual work through MGNREGA is dominated by women as men migrate for work. Here, a group of villagers, largely women, repair a road near Jaipur in Rajasthan (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
Working alone in her field, a woman positions a pipe to water crops via drip irrigation in Rajasthan (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
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