Post Union Budget 2017 Views from Ms. Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India

ABI India welcomes and looks forward to aggressive skill development programmes for women

Ms. Geetha Kannan - MD - ABI IndiaThe Anita Borg Institute India has welcomed the Union Budget 2017 with specific reference to the increase in allocation for skill development among women to Rs. 1.84 lakh crore in financial year 2017-18. The Managing Director of Anita Borg Institute, India, Geetha Kannan said, “If the Government has to fulfill its promise of creating 100 million jobs by 2022, it will have to aggressively push for empowerment of women at all levels. The announcement that the government will provide one-stop convergence support system for skill development for women in rural areas is a step in the right direction. The three main agendas of the budget – Transform, Energise, Clean India (TECIndia) which the Finance Minister mentioned, will happen only when women form an integral part of all economic activity, beginning with education, skill development and job creation.

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