Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(4), pp. 140–145, April, 2016.
Role of Women in Environmental Conservation
Sandeep Kumar Aditya
Research Scholar in Political Science, Department, School of Ambedkar Studies, Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh ,India. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 3 May 2016
Before 18th and 19th century, it was considered that women have no role in environmental conservation and promotion, as well as they were avoided in all major sphere of social life. But after spreading awareness about their rights and duties and taking cognizance of their surrounding they consciously tried to raise voice against environment degradation. Women had launched numbers of movement in demanding of better protection of natural resources and environment conservation. Like in India, Amrita Devi had sacrificed their life for protection of the trees that was going to fell down by commercial logger in Uttarakhand. Other women like Vandana Shiva have also contributed in environment conservation and protection. They had organized women and people through the Navdanya movement of 1982. Growing population and technological advancement are continuously putting a strain on the environment and on country’s natural resources. Over-exploitation of the country’s resources like land, water, fuel etc. has resulted in degradation of resources mainly due to industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation and urbanization. Therefore, conservation of natural resources and promotion of environment cannot be done without involving the women in planning and training for promoting the values for conservation and promotion of environment. Hence, attempt has been made to assess the role of women in conservation and promotion of environment along with suitable strategy for the same.
Keyword: Growing population, Strain, Degradation, Enhancement, Conservation.
Cite This Article As: Aditya SK (2016). Role of Women in Environmental Conservation. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(4): 140-145