SOCIO â€“ ECONOMIC CONDITION OF WOMEN IN INDIA : PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTIONS
Women are playing an important role in economic development of India. Most of the women in India have been engaged in the household activities or in the agricultural activities. But their work could not get the recognition in the society. It was only after the country got the independence, the women received the attention of the govt. but up to the fifth five year plan, the govt. emphasis was on the welfare of the women of other disadvantaged sections of the society. However, the shift from â€˜welfareâ€™ to development of women took place in the 6th plan. Although the women were actively involved in carrying out different agricultural operation in the history of womenâ€™s status has been ups and downs, but their role was mostly restricted to the production activities, hardly involving them in various marketing and entrepreneurial activities in this society.