ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Miracle Really, but Not Divine

the decision-making process. But other studies, from Maharashtra and Karnataka, give a different picture. The National Perspective Planning for women had envisaged the insensitivily of the male bureaucrats to the gender issue and recommended that 50 per cent of all grass roots functionaries must he women. The Perspective Plan also recommended relaxation of the educational qualification for women along with a short training course for them Under the present set up, all developmental schemes and allocations of funds for women's welfare are routed through collectors, BDOs and other officials. What is more, the developmental schemes have a household approach with the unit equated with its head who of ten happens to be a male. Hence, the women of the household get neglected.

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