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Gandhiji emphasized that women should be self dependent in social and economic fields. Women constitute nearly 50 percentage of Indian population. They are predominantly employed in agricultural sector. But their participation in the industrial sector was almost negligible when compared to men. The role of women in the entrepreneurship was also scarce. Real economic growth is possible only by the involvement of women in industrial and entrepreneurship development. Having realized the importance and role to be played by women in the national development, the seventh five-year plan declared are New Industrial Policy, which highlighted the need for the conduct of special entrepreneurship programme for women with the objective of small industries started by the women.

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SHANTHI , D. S. (2019). Utilization of The Support Schemes By Women Entrepreneurs in Chidambaram Town . History Research Journal, 5(6), 2223-2235. Retrieved from