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Ratio of India’s earning women low: Priti Adani

Ratio of India’s earning women low: Priti Adani


Ahmedabad: Addressing a women leadership conclave organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Indian Women Network on Wednesday, Priti Adani, wife of Adani Group Head Gautam Adani, said ratio of “working women” in India, was much lower than that is in the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

“In our country, for every 10 earning men, there are only three working women in 2018. This ratio is very low. Much lower than the countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and even Bhutan”, she said.

Adding to it, she said, “Similarly there is utter difference in the literacy rates. The 2011 census shows that the men have a clear 16% majority over literate women”.

“I believe that one day CSR policies of a company will guide the corporate policies and their actions”. Stating that, on similar lines, women are more receptive to change, open to ideas and opportunities, she said that in a remote district of Godda in Jharkhand, 1500 women were trained by the Adani foundation in apparel production. One of them, Babita Kumari, was earning Rs. 50,000 a month.

Evidently many more positive stories were shared heard and honoured at this platform on Wednesday. Vadodara’s Mira Erda, who started driving go-karts at the age of nine and became the youngest Formula 4 girl driver in India, was one of the three young achievers who spoke at the conclave. She a tribal farmer who campaigned against illegal country liquor dens in her village shared their stories of grit, determination and success at the conclave.

Narrating the story of Reena Amal (29), a widow from Juna village kutch district who lost her husband five years ago, along with 23 young widow from in and around the village enrolled for a general duty assistance course at GK General Hospital Bhuj. “These women have been successfully placed in various hospitals in nearby areas. Today they earn Rs 15,000-20,000 per month and they are able to make a career for themselves and ensure future for their children”, Adani said.


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