Status: No new initiative has been taken as yet for creating a roadmap to increase the female workforce participation rate. Though the government published the draft National Policy for Women in 2016, it is still to put it into force. Similarly, no major step has been taken in the past five years to encourage the industry to generate better employment opportunities for women. Interestingly, the share of women in workforce participation still increased from 23.3% in 2018 to 37% in 2023, primarily due to the rising presence of women in agriculture and self-employment. i ii iii iv