Women participation in workforce down by 6%
New Delhi: The government on Monday said that the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for women has declined by over six per cent in last five years.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, said, "As per National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data, the LFPR for women declined from 29.4 per cent in 2004-05 to 23.3 per cent in 2009-10."
"One of the major reasons for the decline in LFPR is the education effect," he said, adding that the World Bank report 2012 has also said that LFPR of women in India has declined during the last five years.
Replying to another question, Kharge said, the number of youth job-seekers registered with employment exchanges has come down to 25.89 million in 2009 from 26.97 million in 2008.
He also informed the House that the government is considering implementation of a scheme titled `Kaushal Vikas Yojana` under which 1,550 new industrial training institutes are proposed to be established in Public Private Partnership mode.