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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.56 (4) (July - Aug, 2015) (553-560)

CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS OF ROLE PERFORMANCE OF WOMEN SARPANCH IN ANDHRA PRADESH

K Anitha Kumari* and Dr. B Jamuna Rani**
*Research scholar and **Professor, Extension Education Institute
Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

Abstract

With the onset of Panchayath Raj institutions the power structure has been shifted from male domain to the female domain to a certain extent in the local political regime. In accordance with the 73rd constitutional amendment act the state of Andhra Pradesh has introduced new Andhra Pradesh Panchayath Raj Act 1994 where 3rd generation women representatives are ruling the village panchayaths at the time of investigation. These women representatives are marching towards the success to meet the raising expectations. In this journey a multitude of contributory factors for role performance of women sarpanch were discovered that driven them to take up political responsibilities efficiently.

Introduction

The rise of Indian women as Panchayat leaders is a spectacular achievement given that India has one of the least records with respect to the way it treats the female sex. Malnourished, suppressed, uneducated, violated and discriminated against Indian women have the odds stacked against them. Even though women constitute half the human resources of a nation and playing pivotal role in the overall progress of the country, women continue to be seen through traditional patriarchal roles of being wives and mothers, not as effective decision-makers in the public sphere.

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