Gender Impacts of Revenue Collection in India

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Studies on gendersensitive budgeting have concentrated on the expenditure side of government budgets. Through a case study from India, Nirmala Banerjee explores the other side of the budget – taxes and other means of raising revenue. By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women this study will help to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.



Village Meetings

For this project, I organised two village meetings with the help of SACHETANA, one in Bakcha on 31 March 2006 and another in Kaichidanga on 7 April 2006. Each was also organised with the help of a local NGO that had long worked in that area and had easy relations with local resident and was attended by more than 40 women, including some elected women representatives in the panchayets. The meetings had the active cooperation of elected office holders in local bodies of the area.


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