The sharp increase in female LFPR, especially in rural India, has divided opinion among policy makers and economists.
In October last year, addressing a million new trainees passing out from the Industrial Training Institutes and other skill development programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the “unprecedented increase” in the participation of women in India's workforce. The credit, he said, went to his government’s schemes and campaigns to drive women empowerment.
The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) corroborates the increase. The latest edition of the survey, released by the ministry of statistics for the period between July 2022 and June 2023, shows the Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) in the country has continuously risen for at least six
First Published: Feb 13 2024 | 5:53 PM IST