Socio economic conditions of women in minority community of Assam with special reference to Christian community
Dr. Sonit Kr. Bhuyan
In a country like India, where women constitute nearly 50 per cent of the population, it is impossible to think for further development of the nation, until and unless women are empowered. In India, the majority of the poor are living in rural areas (i.e. 68.48 per cent as per 2011 provisional census) and women are its main component. That is why; the improvement of social and economic conditions of the women is considered as an urgent requirement for overall development of the rural economy. So far as the contribution of different communities towards nation building in India is concerned, it is found that all the communities are contributing a lot in the nation building process which cannot be ignored. In this regard, the contribution of minority communities is also found very much significant. The present paper makes an attempt to evaluate the socio economic status of the women of the Christian community in Assam taking Telahi development block of Lakhimpur district as area of study.