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Women are worst hit by India's unemployment crisis

Female employees are expected to be the worst affected by new and emerging technologies. Image: REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Niharika Sharma

Reporter, Quartz India

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A woman works at a textile mill in Mumbai, India March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Employees work inside a textile mill of Orient Craft Ltd. at Gurgaon in Haryana, northern India April 16, 2014. When Narendra Modi talks about creating jobs in labour-intensive manufacturing, textile entrepreneur Sudhir Dhingra hopes the Indian opposition leader means business. Dhingra, who employs 30,000 workers in more than 20 factories around the capital New Delhi, says that politicians - for all their promises - have shown no interest in acting to avert a looming employment crisis. Early on, Dhingra survived a change of fashion that saddled him with a pile of unsold stock. Learning his lessons - to keep close tabs on the market and control costs - he built Orient Craft into $250 million business making 200,000 garments daily india women women men female male girls boys teenagers teens development gender gap parity equality diversity progress change feminine masculine woman man sex biology roles dynamic balance bias androgynous
The labour force participation rate (LFPR) among women in India. Image: Bain & Company - Google report
A woman works at a textile mill in Mumbai, India March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Employees work inside a textile mill of Orient Craft Ltd. at Gurgaon in Haryana, northern India April 16, 2014. When Narendra Modi talks about creating jobs in labour-intensive manufacturing, textile entrepreneur Sudhir Dhingra hopes the Indian opposition leader means business. Dhingra, who employs 30,000 workers in more than 20 factories around the capital New Delhi, says that politicians - for all their promises - have shown no interest in acting to avert a looming employment crisis. Early on, Dhingra survived a change of fashion that saddled him with a pile of unsold stock. Learning his lessons - to keep close tabs on the market and control costs - he built Orient Craft into $250 million business making 200,000 garments daily india women women men female male girls boys teenagers teens development gender gap parity equality diversity progress change feminine masculine woman man sex biology roles dynamic balance bias androgynous
Unemployment rate in India. Image: Bain & Company - Google report
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