Entrepreneurship Development In India

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Till 1987, there were 1.6 million small scale entrepreneurs in the country and women entrepreneurs constitute only 6.2 percent of the total; and a main part of self employment women was restricted to conventional behavior such as weaving garments, handicrafts, and food processing. Their performance in the industrial sector was found not impressive. (Anna.V 1989). Entrepreneurship development programmes (EDPs) organized by governmental institutions and the activities of other agencies in the grass root level has provided a great momentum in the entrepreneurship development among women. The policies of the Central and State Governments, conferring a wide variety of concessions, subsidies, incentives, rebates, tax relieves, financial assistance…show more content…
This is particularly noticeable in the case of village where women are traditionally ignored and development of women leadership at gross root level needed most. Women have been the main source of development of human capital since the inception of this universe. The leadership potentialities in women are growing as a result of increasing social awareness, acceleration and improvement in the level of education, social legislation passed from time to time for rising the status of women, and minimum health facilities combined with family welfare and nutrition programmes for women, opening up of opportunities of self and independent employment and increasing social participation. There is a greater need of bringing women to the mainstream of economic development of our country when they prove themselves successful in all fields, if they are given an…show more content…
In the nation scene, out of an overall percent increase in recruitment, only 2 percent comprises of women for government service. It is now 6 percent in all the civil services. The graft of the Sixth Five Year Plan (1980-85) envisages that leadership in women, can blossom if an effective participation in national life is ensured to them and a new social environment is fostered. The village women are capable of making rich contribution not only for the development of their rural sisters, but for the progress and peace of the nation as a whole. It is heartening to note that the women’s liberation movement is gaining momentum with rapid strides in India after independence. This fact is proved with the study in Maharashtra conducted by Hazel D. Lima on women’s leadership potential. According to the Government of India, women entrepreneur is “an attempt owned and controlled by a woman having a minimum financial interest of 51 percent of the capital and giving at least 51 percent of the employment generated in the enterprise to women”. However, this been severely criticized on the condition of giving employment to more than 50 percent of the total work force to

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