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DNMUM409453 | 3/11/2018 | Author : Gargi Gupta | WC :1470

Three women sarpanches in India’s rural arena, show us how it’s done. Gargi Gupta reports
The general plight of women may have improved dramatically over the last century, but the one area where there’s a lag even now is political power. According to the United Nations’ ‘Women in Politics: 2017’ map, the global average of women’s representation in central legislative bodies is just 22.3%. India figures way down the list at number 148 (out of 193 countries) with 11.8% women legislators - 62 members in the 543-strong parliament. But at the panchayat level, the picture is very different. Women, as per government data, constitute 46.14% of the total number of elected representatives in gram sabhas and panchayats. In some states - Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarkhand - the number exc
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