why gender inequality is cause of concern

For the creation of the world or for our own existence, the role of both man and woman is indispensable. If the man is bearer of the seed then woman is responsible to give birth and raise the child. Then from where this concept of gender inequality arises. Man to be born as superior and woman should be under him; to look after his need and necessities. For a developed and well-structured society, the contribution of both is important. We have seen many examples and can compare the impact of the result of gender inequality. Suppose in one side there is Pakistan where women are put under severe restrictions and given less freedom to enjoy their rights whereas on the other hand in India, both the gender are given equal opportunities and development is increasing day by day. Even though gender inequality is slowly decreasing but at many times people are trying to make every situation a battle of the two sexes. Starting from pursuing of a career like girl (fragile) to be doctor, boy (masculine/tough) to be engineer to the bread winner and house maker: all these instances shows the world of a ‘Man dominance’. High time we should, recognize and heartily accept the ability and capability of the power of both the sexes and work towards a developed nation; is the time of the hour.

 

Risa Kalita is postgraduate student at Tata Institute of Social Science, Guwahati, studying Sociology. She is interested in politics and day to day happenings.

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Over 3 Lakh Farmers Committed Suicide Because Of How India Tried To ‘Boost’ Agriculture

Statesmen and policymakers failed to recognise the after-effects of Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG).

During the post-reform period, India witnessed rapid economic growth. Per capita income increased along with the production of different industrial goods all over India, but the agricultural sector remained an exception. It should be a matter of concern for the policymakers that the sector, which engages 58% of the total rural workforce is facing deceleration in its productivity as well as in income levels during the same post-reform period.

Source: Over 3 Lakh Farmers Committed Suicide Because Of How India Tried To ‘Boost’ Agriculture

 

This article is written by Anwarul Hoda and it was originally published in the Youth Ki Awaaz on April 06/16

Farmers From A Small Village In U.P. Share How Their Situation Is Going From Bad To Worse

“Kisaan to pagal hai (farmers are mad),” says Vimlesh. “The daily schedule of a farmer includes getting up at 3 a.m. in the morning and the work continues till, at least, 5 p.m. in the evening, excluding the extra work they have to do at odd hours due to any slight change in the climate. They are forced to work harder in case of a storm or heavy rain. On the other hand, the city people have fixed work hours. Yet, it’s totally ironic that the farmers still suffer from uncertainty when it comes to their income at the end of the day”

Source: Farmers From A Small Village In U.P. Share How Their Situation Is Going From Bad To Worse

 

 

This article is on visit of Team Being Civilized in a village located in distance of 20 Km from the Aligarh city. This article got published in Youth Ki Awaaz on march 22, 2016 written by Anwarul Hoda.

KHANA SABKO HAI, UGANA KOI NI CHAHTA

Yaksh asked to Yudhistir, what is the biggest surprise on this planet? Yudhistir replied, everyone has to die, but nobody wants to die.

Everyone wants to eat but no one wants to produce

If in today’s world Yaksh would have asked me the same question I would have said,

KHANA SABKO HAI, UGANA KOI NI CHAHTA, DOODH SABKO CHAHYE, GAAI PALNA KOI NI CHAHTA, PAANI SABKO CHAHYE, KUAN BACHANA KOI NI CHAHTA” (Everyone wants to eat, but nobody wants to produce, everyone needs milk, but refrain from having a cow, water is required to every individual but nobody wants to save water well.)

What comes to our mind when we hear the word farmer? From my years of experience I realize everyone wants to quit farming, they are just waiting for an option. We can’t keep ourselves away from food, but we quit farming.

In my village 40 percent of the people have migrated to urban areas. Those people who haven’t migrated are either waiting for their son who has gone to the city to take them or those who were not able to accommodate and adjust in urban areas.

76 percent of the farmers in India say that they would quit farming if given an option. Even after producing so much of greenery we are taught that the agriculture is a loss of business. We have turned farming into a business. And wherever business is involved, greediness is inevitable. And once greediness becomes the part of anything, ethics will surely be compromised.

 

Its a partial extract of the documentary.

WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY AT Everyone wants to eat but no one wants to produce

 

Transcribed by Anwarul Hoda

Poster

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Being Civilized releases its poster highlighting some severe issues which are deeply affecting the peasant class of India. Farmers in India are the most marginalized and are roughly around 600 million in population. They are the most backward class in the socioeconomic aspect. We want your two minutes to look into the matter and to stand for the voices which are always unheard.

THE WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE TO ‘THE MILKMAN OF INDIA’

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‘Very few people have a vision for a better world, fewer implement them’

For a man who came in that ‘fewer’ category of people, obstacles were never an obstacle. Dr. V Kurien is being paid a worldwide tribute today on his 94 birthday.

The dairy revolution he initiated was called ‘operation flood’ and was initiated in 1970. This operation later developed into the Indian Milk Revolution. The production of milk and dairy products increased manifold and it became world’s biggest dairy development programme. The milk revolution made more than 75000 villages a milk producing units

Mr Kurien was honoured with many awards including the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. He was also awarded an honorary degree by Michigan State University in 1965.

Team Being Civilized and The Indomitable Youth wishes you a Happy Birthday Sir!

A Self Made Revolution

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Sumant Kumar, a young farmer from Darveshpura, Bihar has turned the agriculture world upside down with 22.4 tonnes of rice grown on one hectare of land without using any herbicides. It was recorded as a world record after beating 19.4 tonnes achieved by the “father of rice”, the Chinese agriculture scientist Yuan Lingpong.

The exceptional achievement has inspired many others in and around his village. Some farmers who have adopted this technique have recorded over more than 17 tonnes, with many others who have claimed to have more than double than their usual yield. The villagers of Darveshpura who were ignored till now, have now been rewarded with electricity, a bank and a new concrete bridge. With more yields, people are now able to save money for their health and children’s education.

According to Agricultures Network, the process employed by farmers of Darveshpura is known as SRI (the system of rice intensification) (SRI), developed in 1983 by the French Jesuit Father Henri de Laulanié. This process is commonly promoted as “produce more from less”.

Difference between common rice plantation technique and SRI:

Common Technique-

1. Three-week-old rice seedlings are planted.

2. Seedlings are planted in a clump of three-four.

3. No pattern.

4. Manmade fertilisers are more commonly used.

5. Weedicides are used to get rid of unwanted plants.

SRI-

1. Young plants are transplanted into fields.

2. Single seedlings are planted one by one.

3. Seedlings are planted in a grid pattern.

4. Organic fertilisers are used.

5. Weeds are removed manually or mechanically.

In the commercialisation era, farming is looked at as an industrial thing while completely ignoring its biological roots. Since the green revolution, farming has become more of a lab experiment with genes of the seeds being modified and excessive use of pesticides and insecticides to increase the yield. The achievement of Sumant has proved more fruitful than lame promises made by European and American seed and GMO companies

P. Sainath’s statement on policymakers.

BeingCivilized 2nd poster.

The cruelty is going on here that what is the must astoginishing path..
People coming out of ‘fucking’ London School of Economics,who dont know their ass from their elbow, assholes from the Harward School of Development studies, Kennady School studying development sit in consultance with three piece suit somewhere and make decision for ‘farmers’ whose life they knows nothing about, whose work they know nothing about.

 

These Lines has been taken from maxcesse award winner Documentary “Nero’s Guest” a movie made by famous rural journalist P. Sainath to find out reasons behind the suicidal tendency of Indian farmers.

This is second poster publish by THEINDOMITABLEYOUTH  to support  ongoing nationwide campaign #save_farmers initiated by Being Civilized.

First poster released by BeingCivilized in support of save farmers campaign

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There was a scenario, there is a scenario:
There was slavery, there is democracy.
There was suppression, there is freedom.
But yet still-
There were dying farmers, there is dying farmers.
After more than six decade of freedom, India today has developed far beyond the imaginations of Gandhiji and sevral others. Yes, I mean it. Not in their worst dreams would have they imagined such an apathetic and selfish nation that parasites on its Annadevs. Where ‘leaders’ cook on the fire of farmers ‘chita’. Perhaps this is something I should have added above-
There were humans, there ‘were’ humans.

This one is the first poster release by Being Civilized in support of those who is feeding us since ever. Indian farmers has been continuously deprived from the profit of mainstream economy and hence became the largest marginalized section. In fact the attitude of government towards this section is also under suspicion.

Being Civilized in such scenario has extended their hands for the farmers and launched a nationwide campaign to understand and analyze their pathetic condition. We ask your support so that we can come up with the proper solutions.