Data collection: first rounds
The first two rounds of data collection for the GrOW project in Rajasthan, India, kicked off in the last week of November 2015. The ISST India
Besides care responsibilities, women engaged in paid work under the employment guarantee programme of the government called Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), private construction sites of nongovernmental organisations and self employed in their own agricultural fields or selling vegetables. However, women reported that there were no proper facilities available at the work site to support their care responsibilities, they depended on their extended family or older kids or elderly in the family to take on some of the care work, while the women managed the remaining care work by putting in more of their time. Hence, the hard living and working conditions combined with discriminatory gender roles had resulted in acute time poverty and drudgery for women.