The participation of women in the country’s workforce increased to 37 per cent in the 2022-23 fiscal, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
Speaking at the ‘Rozgar Mela’ here, he said the figure was 23 per cent in 2017-18.
“There has been balanced growth in society, as there has been a rise in women’s participation in the workforce,” he said, noting that women are more hard-working than men.
The Narendra Modi government’s women-focused schemes have helped in raising the participation of women in the workforce, Pradhan said on Saturday.
The Centre has been giving priority to women in policy-making and leadership roles, he said.
The minister also underscored the importance of re-skilling and up-skilling working women to help them adapt to changing technologies.
The rate of unemployment in the country has come down to 3.7 per cent in 2022-23 from 6 per cent in 2017-18, he said.
At the programme, Mr Pradhan distributed appointment letters of different central organisations to 172 people.
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