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As biz takes a hit, the pandemic is pushing women out of jobs in UP

Even before the pandemic, women's participation in India's workforce was low due to social and cultural reason

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Sunaina Kumar | IndiaSpend
Vidya Kaushal, 22, trained for six months as a beauty entrepreneur before she set up her own salon, ‘She’, in her hometown of Jagdishpur in central Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district. Kaushal, who graduated last year, could have become a teacher as her family wanted, but chose instead to become an independent entrepreneur.
It cost her Rs 50,000 to set up the salon, which she rented at Rs 5,000 a month. Jagdishpur, once an industrial hub nurtured by the Gandhi family, has seen factories shut and employment dry up over the last decade, but Kaushal’s

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First Published: Nov 26 2020 | 10:04 AM IST

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