About the Book: The book is an outcome of an in-depth inquiry into various aspects like the socio-economic profile, working conditions and conditions of workers the women workers in the unorganized sector. It attempts to identify and understand the problems of these workers besides looking into effectiveness of various welfare legislations, besides exploring the possibilities and Prospects for ameliorating their living standards. The book reveals that the life of the women workers in brick kilns industry is very tough. These women have to perform a dual role relating to production and reproduction. While bearing and rearing children remain their primery responsibility, they are invariably involved in the remunerative activities also. These women are unprotected and suffer from economic exploitation. Their ignorance, illiteracy and poverty have added to their woes all the more. A great majority of them have not been benefited by the protective legislation in the critical areas of wages, maternity benefits, childcare and social security. The book will serve as a reference guide for the researchers, planner, policy-makers and all those who are connected with the women issues and the Unorganized sector. About the Author(s): D.P. Singh
Dr. Singh born on July 14, 1943, he did his Ph.D. in Agronomy from MLU Halle Wittenberg. Germany with Specialization in Crop Water Management. Dr. Singh has 40 years experience in agricultural field, served largely in the SAUs as Professor, head of Department of Agronomy and dean, College of Agriculture. At present he is holding a position as Vice Chancellor of the largest multi-campii Agricultural University, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (having 7 Agriculture Colleges, one Horticulture College, one Agril. Engineering College and two veterinary Colleges besides 25 ZARS/RARS and 38 KVKs). He has received five national and one International Awards besides two overseas research fellowships. Recently in 2006 he has been honoured with a Gold medal of Indian Society of Agronomy. He has traveled extensively in India and abroad (Europe, Australia, United State of America and Africa) for academic purpose in various capacities. Dr. Singh is a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural science, Indian Society of Agronomy, Indian Society of Physiology and Indian Society of genetics and Plant Breeding. He has guided several M.Sc. and Ph.D. Students and one of his student awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Award. He has provided leadership to multidisciplinary research team and significantly contributed in the field of Agriculture education, crop water management, stress physiology, irrigation planning, soil-crop-water atmospheric relations and integrated farming system. Dr. Singh is the Author of more than 250 research publications in National and International Society of Sustainable Agriculture and resource Management.
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