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Pranaya S Kumar
Sree Gokulam House, P C Kavala PO, Paippad, Vellappally, Kottayam 686537

Kumar, Pranaya S. "ROLE OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 6812-6819, Accessed Nov. 2019.
Kumar, P. (2019, November). ROLE OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(11), 6812-6819. Retrieved from
Kumar, Pranaya S. "ROLE OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 11 (November 2019), 6812-6819. Accessed November, 2019.

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Various studies on women and environment have shown that women play significant role in natural resource management and they contribute majorly to environmental rehabilitation and conservation. While addressing some key environmental problems, women play a dominant role. Women, through their roles as farmers and as collectors of water and firewood, are closely connected with their local environment and often suffer the most directly from environmental problems. Women's direct contact with environment has produced them deep- knowledge about the environment. Thus, they have served as agriculturalists, water resource manager, and traditional scientists, among others. Women are not only knowledgeable about the environment, but they are also protective and caring..They being primarily responsible for domestic and household management, interact more intensively with the natural environment and build the environment more than men. Consequently, they are more likely to suffer from a degraded home, neighborhood, and city environment and to shoulder more of the burden that goes with living in poor housing and communities with inadequate residential and health infrastructure, since they spend more time at home. But throughout the history, women have been immortalized as powerful symbols of nature: Mother Earth, Earth Goddess, and Artemis in the Greek mythology, and Mother River (the Yellow River) in Chinese history. The deep connection women have with the environment makes them more responsible and initiator in coming forefront when it comes to the movements to protect the environment. .Over the years we had seen many environmental issues being addressed by the society initated by the women folk.