外文标题：Over 70,000 transgenders in rural India: Survey
KOLKATA: Rural India has over 70,000 transgenders, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with nearly 13,000, and West Bengal home to around 10,000, reveals the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011.
The census’s gender analysis reports rural India has 74,286 transgenders.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list among 35 Indian states and Union Territories with 12,916 members, Bihar comes in second with 9,987 transgenders and rural Bengal ranks third with 9,868 members of the third gender.
According to Ranjita Sinha, transgender activist and a member of Bengal’s Transgender Development Board, the survey released on Friday reflects the growing recognition of the third gender in the state.
“The census will provide a way to frame better policies for the third gender in the state. A lot of positive things are happening in Bengal and the official record of the numbers are evidence of the growing recognition, especially in the rural areas,” Sinha told IANS.
rajan loknathan (Trivandrum)
What they do for a living or life? Begging?
recognizing transgender as 3rd gender is good .they actually with extra or less parts granted by god are third gender but in 21st century after almost 70 years of independence.will govt remove reservation and instead provide free education for all in school and colleges instead of providing quotas and subsidies. ???..poor will be more than happy…??
They can work in fashion industry 🙂
MalIndian Magnificient (Unknown) 5 hrs ago
Make them soldiers are put them as front line defense. Make them work on submarines. Give them meaning in life, yet keep them away from main stream population.
Integrate them to mainstream.. This is 21st century for heaven’s sake..
Emperor (Mumbai) replies to Rony
So was it ok to not integrate them in 18th, 19th and 20th century?? What is your logic?
rockerjul2010 () 6 hrs ago
What do these guys do? Are they sex workers?
aj (mas) 6 hrs ago
still they couldn’t lead a normal life