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Women participation in country's labour force rises to 37% from 23%

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Labour and Employment Secretary, Arti Ahuja has said that the participation of women in the labour force in the country has increased from 23 percent in 2017 to 37 percent in 2023. Addressing a national consultation on young women in labour force in New Delhi today, Ms Ahuja quoted the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey data on women labour force. She added that as the country’s population is growing, India needs to appreciate fifty percent of its talented, motivated and hardworking female workforce.

Talking to Akashvani News, the Secretary said the agenda of the consultation is to bring the different partners and stakeholders together to bring out different strategies to increase young women’s participation in the labour force. (AIR NEWS)

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