Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the need to have flexible workplaces to increase the participation of women in the workforce. The work-from-home ecosystem and flexible work hours will create opportunities for women in the job market, PM Modi said.
While addressing the two-day national conference of labour ministers of all states and union territories, PM Modi said that by making the right use of women’s power, India can achieve its goals faster. He also called for creating opportunities for women in emerging sectors.
He emphasised the need to be adaptable to the changing scenario and to take full advantage of the fourth industrial revolution by taking quick decisions and implementing them rapidly. In light of the platform and gig economy and online facilities, PM Modi stressed the need to be proactive towards the emerging dimensions of work. “Right policies and efforts in this area will help in making India a global leader," he said.
Remarking on the demographic dividend of India, the Prime Minister said that India's success in the 21st century will depend on how well it is used. “We can take advantage of global opportunities by creating a high-quality skilled workforce,” he added.
He also highlighted that India is signing migration and mobility partnership agreements with many countries in the world and urged all the states of the country to take advantage of these opportunities. “We have to increase our efforts and learn from each other," he said.
The two-day conference is organised by the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment on August 25-26, 2022 at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.