Udupi, Feb 23, 2019: Presently, women are handling the top positons in the district as the deputy commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, ZP CEO Sindhu Roopesh, SP Nisha James, ADC Vidya Kumari, district in-charge minister Dr Jayamala, MP Shobha Karandlaje and ZP vice president Sheela Shetty. Altogether there are 11 members in the ZP.
The women power is also seen at the top levels in various departments as TP president Nalini Pradeep Rao, women and children development department deputy director Gracy Gonsalves, horticulture department deputy director Bhuwaneshwari, tourism department assistant director Anita B R, district health officer Dr Rohini and ZP DRDA scheme director Nayan. Along with political and government departments, the women are shining in various other areas too.
Administration is expected to improve ; Udupi district is an example for woman dominance in politics. The expectation of even more improvement in the administration cannot be denied.
The amount of female literacy is more in the district. As per the 2011 census, there is almost 86.24% literacy in the district of which 81.58% women are literates. In 2001, the literacy rate was at 75.19%. In 10 years, there is an increase of 4.66% in literacy rate. Even more increase is expected during the 2021 census.