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The missing link in India’s economic growth

By Navya Naveli Nanda and Madhura DasGupta Sinha

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Meena (name changed) grew up in a village in the Maharashtra hinterland, she got married at 18, pregnant at 19 and struggled with an alcoholic husband for many years. Meena worked odd jobs and never quite thought she would ever be able to start her own enterprise. Meena is no different from countless women in our country.

As per the World Population Prospects (WPP) of the United Nations, India is set to overtake China’s population by 2023, to become the world’s most populous nation with over 1.4 billion people. As a country, this presents us with a very large opportunity to press the pedal on our economic growth and development. However, achieving the title of an ‘international economic superpower’, might still take some time. The missing piece in the puzzle is the participation of women in our economy.  

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