A Study to find the level of participation of elected women representative in Zila Parishad of Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh


  • Kukish Pegu Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Prof. O. P. Sharma Research Supervisor, Professor, Department of Political Science, Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh




Gender, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), Arunachal Pradesh, women


This article investigates the level of women participation in Panchayati Raj Institution (PRIs) in Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh (INDIA). The research aims to explore different factors that have influenced women's involvement in PRIs viz education, age, caste, background, political background in the participation of Zila Parishad of Tawang District etc..Various report and data are studied and identified that social, economic and political factors have influenced women's participation in political processes. The study of women reservation in PRI of Tawang District revealed that gender equality is an important factor, which has failed on the ground level. Various types of data were collected in the study regarding women in Tawang District such as Family income, house amenity, involvement attitude, and social mobility and were found to be on the male’s side. The study reveals that Women have undoubtedly benefited from the 33 % reservation offered by government policies. Their success was aided by the support of their family. Support from their political parties was also a major factor in their selection. The attitude of society does not seem to be encouraging for single and younger generations of women. Majority of Tawang District female members are politically conscious, it indicate that having a basic understanding of PRIs has aided women representatives in running for Tawang District elections and empowering them at different stages of Tawang District activities. After various researches of study and data from many sources it can be concluded that this study would be valuable to know about the level of women participation in Zila Panchayat of Tawang District.


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Pegu, K., & Sharma, O. P. (2023). A Study to find the level of participation of elected women representative in Zila Parishad of Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 8(3), 93–105. https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2023.v08.n03.012