Govt already set up CIWA to identify gender issues in farming: Indian Agri Minister

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In order to address the problems and issues with regard to women in agriculture, the Indian government already established an institute: Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA) in the Indian state of Odisha, said the Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.

Notably, the institute undertakes research on women in the agricultural sector regularly and identifies gender issues in agriculture and suggest appropriate interventions.

The government has also set up more than 720 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the country in order to impart training to farmers including women farmers on various aspects of agriculture and allied sectors.