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The government has set up a high-level committee to undertake comprehensive study on the status of women in India as well as to evolve appropriate policy interventions based on a contemporary assessment of women’s needs, parliament was informed Thursday.

Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath told the Rajya Sabha that the 15-member committee will prepare a report on the current socio-economic, political and legal status of women in India.

“The report will also bring out the interconnectedness of these aspects in terms of their impact on women, and recommend measures for holistic empowerment of women,” she said.

The committee will also study women’s access to and participation in formal and informal paid employment; emerging areas of participation, geographical pattern of their economic activity and unpaid work.


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