Women-led rural enterprises key to fighting poverty, must get priority sector status



India has made significant strides in fostering entrepreneurship and expanding financial inclusion. However, a crucial demographic remains on the periphery of these achievements — rural women entrepreneurs. India needs to assign a specific priority sector tag to women-led rural enterprises to facilitate easier access to credit, says a recent World Bank paper. Such an initiative could boost female labour force participation and drive economic growth in rural areas, it says. Read more

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