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Research Paper | Sociology | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022
Gender Budgeting: An Indispensable to Gender Equality in India
Y. Indira Devi  | Shanjit Maibam
Abstract: Gender budgeting is a strategy to achieve equality between women and men by focusing on how public resources are collected and spent. The present paper will highlights the importance of gender budget and interrelationship with gender equality in India. Gender budgeting is an approach to budgeting that can improve it, when fiscal policies and administrative procedures are structured to address gender inequality. When properly done, one can say that gender budgeting is good budgeting for a means of gender equality in Indian society. Gender budget requires Government budgets to establish its gender specific impacts and to ensure that gender commitments are translated into budgetary commitments. Budgetary resource allocation and the specific expenditure amount for women specific programmes are separately mentioned as part of gender equality in India. As education and health outcomes improve, women's barriers to entry in joining the workforce would reduce. This would reverse the worrying trend of dipping female labour force participation and contribute to India?s economic growth. It would also make women more financially independent and reduce the crimes against women that begin in the household. Methodology: The present study is used both the published and unpublished materials pertaining to the present study Interview with the key persons like officials, community leaders, reviewed literatures etc.
Keywords: Gender budgeting, equality, public resources, rights
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,
Pages: 542 - 544