It has long been argued that women belong to the kitchen and handling the household chores is their sole devoir. The flipside though is hard to argue with as women are no more just bound to the role of housewives. Nowadays, almost all females work for their living and passion which play a vital part in promoting employment opportunities and development in the country. As soon as we hear the word ‘entrepreneur’, we assume a large scale business involving a huge amount of capital but that is erroneous. Female entrepreneurship may constitute micro, small and medium enterprises as well. A popular fashion designer and a common tailor, both are termed as ‘entrepreneurs’.
Mostly all females have been working independently in their startups for a long time now but this has not been the case with India due to the stereotypical views of the people on the women who work. But nowadays especially post-pandemic, a large number of women in India commenced startups at their residence and some of them flourished so well that they ended up establishing their own enterprises. Some states still lack proper knowledge and facilities to promote such initiatives, though the females of these states constitute abundance of abilities and one such state is Bihar.
Women Entrepreneurs in Bihar
Bihar is termed as a backward state that is dependent mostly on agriculture. The government has been constantly making efforts for the development of the state and its main objective is to make the people upgraded. As a result, the state government approved the “Bihar Startup Policy” in 2017. It emphasized the encouragement of entrepreneurship as an educational as well as a career opportunity that would help in the economical growth of the state through schemes like Udyani Bihar, Samridh Bihar Campaign. etc. The only aspect in which Bihar lacks is the awareness about beneficial policies like TREAD (Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development) scheme for women in which the government grants 30 percent of the total cost for the enterprise.
Some women commence with limited savings but end up making decent profits and they are diligent enough to stand as an inspiration for every woman of the country, especially for the women of the towns lacking awareness.