India is preparing to commemorate its 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Today commemorates our nation's independence from 200 years of British domination. Note that India attained independence on August 15, 1947. Many freedom fighters sacrificed their lives in the struggle to free our nation from British domination. They fought for our independence. We should remember the popular freedom fighters who were brave enough to fight against the Britishers.
Women can significantly improve India's economic situation by making contributions to a variety of economic sectors. Here are a few ways that women can have a beneficial influence:
1.Education and skill development: It's crucial to give women access to high-quality education and skill development. Women who are educated and talented are more likely to join the workforce, make higher salaries, and support economic growth.
2.Entrepreneurship: Encouraging women to launch their own businesses and become self-employed can lead to job opportunities and economic progress. They can start profitable businesses if you give them access to funding, education, and mentorship.
3.Participation in the workforce: Including more women in the formal workforce can increase productivity and promote economic growth. Women may find it easier to juggle their job and family commitments with the aid of policies that support gender equality in the workplace, such as maternity leave and flexible work schedules.
4.Technology and Innovation: Women's involvement in STEM subjects, which include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, can spur innovation and breakthroughs across a range of businesses. Promoting female STEM education and employment can create new opportunities for the economy.
5.Agriculture and Rural Development: Women are very important to India's agriculture industry and rural development. Their access to tools, instruction, and cutting-edge farming methods can boost agricultural output and rural development.
6.Self-Help and Microfinance Groups: By empowering women through self-help and microfinance groups, they may manage their finances, participate in income-generating activities, and escape poverty.
7.Financial Inclusion: By giving more women access to financial services like banking and credit, they may be able to invest in their enterprises, children's education, and health, boosting the economy.
8.Health and Nutrition:Women's active engagement in the workforce depends on the health and nutrition of those who make up the workforce. Their productivity can be increased and they can contribute to economic growth by having better health and nutrition.
9.Infrastructure and Services: Policies that provide access to fundamental services like energy, clean water, and sanitary facilities can benefit women's economic activity and general well-being.
10.Gender Equality and Empowerment: It is essential to create an atmosphere that supports gender equality and gives women political, social, and economic power. Addressing problems like gender-based violence, prejudice, and unequal opportunities is part of this.
11.Policy Advocacy :Women can actively advocate for laws that support their economic empowerment, such as those that support equal pay, workplace safety, and maternity benefits.
12.Tourism and hospitality: Women can participate in a variety of roles, including as hospitality services, tour guiding, and cultural preservation, to support the expanding tourism and hospitality sector.
The attainment of women's economic empowerment necessitates a multifaceted strategy that includes governmental measures, business sector initiatives, civil society activities, and individual acts. Economic empowerment for women benefits them personally as well as the nation's overall progress and development.
Happy 77th Independence day
Thanks & Regards
Dr. Rumi Borah
WICCI's National President for Funding and Investment,
Founder of Janitri (KRB Foundation)
Assam State Chair - Circular Economy, G100 Club,
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