In 2022-23, Women’s Workforce Participation in India Increased to 37%, Reports Union Minister

Women's Workforce Participation in India
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During a ‘Rozgar Mela‘ held in Bhubaneswar, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that the participation of women in India’s workforce had increased to 37 percent in the fiscal year 2022-23. This marked a substantial rise from the 23 percent recorded in 2017-18.

Minister Pradhan highlighted this achievement as an indicator of balanced societal growth, emphasizing the growing participation of women in the workforce. He also made a noteworthy observation, stating that women often exhibit a stronger work ethic compared to men. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of equipping working women with re-skilling and up-skilling opportunities to help them adapt to evolving technologies.

Pradhan also noted a positive shift in the country’s unemployment rate, which had decreased from 6 percent in 2017-18 to 3.7 percent in the fiscal year 2022-23. As part of the event, the minister distributed appointment letters to 172 individuals, signifying their selection for various positions within different central organizations. In summary, the Union Education Minister celebrated the increased participation of women in India’s workforce as a sign of societal progress, underscoring the need to empower working women with the skills required to navigate the ever-changing technological landscape. He also acknowledged the notable decline in the unemployment rate, indicating an improved employment scenario in the country.

Repurposed from the original article published on NDTV