Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Facts about indian women and pioneers among indian women

Here is a list of pioneers among Indian Women in various fields:
Kadambini Ganguly, Chandramukhi Basu (1883)

Cornelia Sorabjee (1924)

Kadambini Ganguly (1886)

Oscar Winner:
Bhanu Athaiya (1982)

To swim Across the English Channel:
Miss Arati Saha (1959)

President of Indian National Congress:
Annie Besant (1917)

Union Cabinet Minister:
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1947)

Chief Minister:
Sucheta Kripalani (1963)

Sarojini Naidu (1947)

Speaker of State Assembly:
Shanno Devi (1966)

Asiad Gold Medalist:
Kamaljit Sandhu (1970)

Olympic Medalist:
Karnam Malleswari (2000)

IPS Officer:
Kiran Bedi (Haryana) (1972)

Women’s College:
Bethune College, Kolkata (1879)

To Climb Mt. Everest:
Bachendri Pal (1984)

Lieutenant General:
Punita Arora (2004)

Air Marshal:
Padmavathy Bandopadhyay (2004)

Army Medal Winner:
Bimla Devi (1990)

Commercial Pilot:
Prem Mathur (1951)

Airline Pilot:
Durba Banerjee (1966)

Judge of Supreme Court:
M. Fatima Beevi (1989)

Civil Pilot:
Beant Kaur

President of the UN General Assembly:
Vijayalakshmi pandit (1953)

Chief Justice of a High Court:
Leila Seth (1991)

Literacy rate (2001)
Female 54%
Male 76%

Drop out rate I-VIII (2005)
Female 73%
Male 70%

Sex ratio (2001)
933 Females per 1000 men

Child Sex ratio (2001)
927 Females per 1000 men

14th Lok Sabha (2004)
Male Female
91% 9%

Life expectancy (2005)
Female 65
Male 64

Per capita PPP (2004)
Female $1,471
Male $4,723

Work participation rate (2004-05)
Female 21
Male 54

Time spent on non-market activity
Female 65
Male 8

Over 54% of pregnant women in India are anasmic

Only 43% of birth are attended by trained staff

For every 1 lakh live births, there are 301 maternal deaths

70% of the female workforce is engaged in agriculture

Yet, only 10% of female farmers are landowners

Women’s wage for casual labour is 65% of the male wage in rural areas and 61% in urban areas