Pradeep Kumar Panda,
Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi |
Because it combines gender views and takes into account concerns connected to gender at all levels and phases of development, planning, policy making, programs, and delivery methods, gender budgeting has been widely hailed as a critical instrument for advancing women's empowerment. Additionally, it effectively addresses gender disparities in budget allocations, particularly in areas that are reflective of the general public, such as education, health, and nutrition. Gender budgeting strives to increase access to resources while also ensuring that government resources are distributed fairly across all citizens and groups. As a result, gender budgeting opens up new possibilities for women empowerment. Gender budgeting is becoming increasingly important and necessary in the contemporary Indian setting, where women were traditionally isolated, underestimated, and marginalized Key words: Gender Budgeting, Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, SDG 5, India Gender Budgeting in India:Some Recent Evidence 04 Gender Budgeting in India: Some Recent Evidence 7(02), 03-14 Jaipuria International Journal of Management Research (July-December 2021), 7(02), 03-14 for a variety of reasons. Despite the fact that the Indian government's experience with gender budgeting is frequently cited as a model for other gender budgeting efforts, there seems to be a clear disparity between what was envisioned and what has been achieved under the banner of gender budgeting in the country.
This study makes use of the secondary data collected from the Government of India's gender budgeting statements and the Ministry of Women and Child Development's annual publications. The data were analyzed using various tools for arriving at broad findings of this study.
There seems to be a clear disparity between what was envisioned and what has been achieved under the banner of gender budgeting in the country. There is an urgent need for particular policy involvement from the government in order to address the issue of violence against women and to promote gender equality.
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