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Role of Education in Women Empowerment with Special Reference to the Economy of Assam

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Role of Education in Women Empowerment with special reference to the Economy of Assam

NAZRUL ISLAM
Asstt. Professor & HoD, Economics, Dalgoma Anchalik College, Matia, Goalpara -783125 (Assam)

ABSTRACT: Women’s contribution to the economy of Assam cannot be ignored. From household activities to economic activities out of the household have been performed successfully by the women of Assam. Women constitute almost half of the population in the state; though a large womenfolk of state are still illiterate, the weak, backward and exploited. Thus, the term Women empowerment comes into existance. If we plan for a economically developed country, we must think for the better status of women. This is possible only through the attainment of the higher level of literacy as well as education for women. It has been already proved that educated women can play a very important role in the economic development of the country. Women education promote women empowerment, which in turn leads to the economic empowerment of women themselves as well as the society as a whole with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence. Now, It is high time to devote more attention on the women education in our state to realise the women’s contributions at large to the economy of the state .

KEYWORDS: Women Education, Women Empowerment, Economic Development.

Introduction –
‘Economy of Assam can be described as underdevelopment one.’ This is because of its intact poverty, underutilised manpower untapped natural resources.1 The researchers and authors have never given importance of the contribution of women in the economy of Assam. Whereas, women’s contribution to the economy of Assam cannot be ignored. From household activities to economic activities out of the household have been performed successfully by the women of Assam. Despite they are almost fifty in hundred and bearing all the positive aspects, it is a matter of fact that women in this world are...

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