Minister of State(I/C) for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh releases the publication “Women and Men in India 2022”

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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) ,Rao Inderjit Singh released the 24 th issue of publication titled “Women and Men in India 2022” today at, New Delhi ,followed by a seminar.

Addressing on the occasion, the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation & Ministry of Planning and Minister of State for Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Rao Inderjit Singh talked about the status of women in ancient India when women were given more than an equal status than men which has due to various reasons deteriorated over time. Now, we have and we continue to take up many initiatives to bring women back to their lost status. While highlighting the initiatives of the Government towards achieving the gender equality, he showcased the improvements made, evidenced with data. The Minister also threw light on the importance of gender statistics and said that the publication with a huge repository of data should be made use of by the policy makers.

The event witnessed remarkable participation from Ministries/Departments of Government of India and UN Agencies.

. Ms. Nivedita Gupta, Director General, MoSPI in her address talked briefly about the publication and the theme of the seminar. Mr. Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator for India while appreciating the government’s vision for women’s empowerment, emphasized the importance of genderstatistics. Prof. Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, Chairperson, National Statistical Commission , said that the role of statisticians is to place the data including on gender in the hands of the users to enable them to make appropriate use of data.

The publication “Women and Men in India”is a comprehensive and insightful  document that provides data on a wide range of topics such as education, health, employment, and political participation, among others. It presents data disaggregated by gender, urban-rural divide, and geographical region, which helps us understand the disparities that exist between different groups of women and men. As a part of International Women’s Day, a seminar to discuss the importance of gender statistics and its role in policy making was organized. The publication “Women and Men in India 2022” is available at the website of the Ministry( ).

The inaugural session was followed by a seminar on “Role of Gender Statistics in Policy Making” which was chaired by Ms. Nivedita Gupta, Director General, MoSPI.



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