constitutes the family, which leads to society and Nation. Social and economic
development of women is necessary for overall economic development of any
society or a country. Women empowerment is the redistribution of power of women
that challenges ideology and male dominance. Entrepreneurship is the state of
mind which every woman has in her, but has not been capitalized in India in way
in which it should be. Due to change in environment, now people are more
comfortable to accept leading role of women in our society, though there are
some exceptions. Our increasing dependency on service sector has created many
entrepreneurial opportunities especially for women where they can excel their
skills with maintaining balance in their life.
of this empirical study is intended to find out various motivating and
de-motivating internal and external factors of women entrepreneurship. It is an
attempt to quantify some for non-parametric factors to give the sense of
ranking these factors. It will also suggest the way of eliminating and reducing
hurdles of the women entrepreneurship development in Indian Context. Women
have been the vulnerable section of society and constitute a sizeable segment
of the poverty-struck population.
face gender specific barriers to access education health, employment etc. Micro
finance deals with women below the poverty line. Since women’s empowerment is
the key to socio economic development of the community; bringing women into the
mainstream of national development has been a major concern of government.
The ministry of rural
development has special components for women in its programs. Funds are
earmarked as “Women’s component” to ensure flow of adequate resources for the
same. Besides Swarnagayanti Grameen Swarazgar Yojona (SGSY), Ministry of Rural
Development is implementing other scheme having women’s component.They are the
Indira Awas Yojona (IAJ), National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) etc.