Not quite surprisingly, Jairam Ramesh does it again:
Jairam Ramesh, India's minister of environment and forests, suggested the middle-class 'English-speaking women' who usually attended conferences on biodiversity and other green causes were useless compared with tribal women who had waged successful campaigns.
Speaking ahead of an event to mark World Environment Day, Mr Ramesh said educated ladies were "not required anymore."
"Sitting inside Vigyan Bhawan [New Delhi's main conference venue] and listening to well-drafted speeches yields no results. This year we have invited about 100 tribal women from all over the country," he said.