Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Thursday that India may adopt flexible work environments to encourage more women to work because the labour force is essential to “realising the ambitions and aspirations” of creating a “developed nation in Amrit Kaal” (golden age).
The prime minister declared that millions of workers deserve “a lot of credit” for the nation’s return to its former position as the world’s fastest-growing economy as he opened a gathering of state labour ministers.
“Flexible work schedules are a future necessity. Systems like flexible work arrangements can be used to increase the participation of women in the labour force “Added Modi.
According to government statistics, India has one of the lowest female labour participation rates among emerging economies for the year 2021 at about 25%.
If we utilise the power of our women, India can achieve its goals more quickly, Modi remarked in his speech.
According to Modi, the nation’s success in the twenty-first century will rely on how effectively it used its demographic dividend in the years to come.
We can develop a highly qualified workforce and seize possibilities around the world, he asserted.
He claimed that a number of social security programmes, including the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, and the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana, had workers covered.
The PM added that India has signed migration and mobility partnership agreements with numerous nations, emphasising how the nation can benefit from global prospects by developing a high-quality and talented labour force. He urged states to benefit from these collaborations.
A number of social security programmes from the federal government and state governments will be brought together on a single platform, the federal government’s “e-Shram site,” during the conference. This is viewed as a step toward the country’s social security system becoming universal.