• India can make progress with greater women participation
  • Most of all, the women entrepreneur community has applauded the steps taken on the SHG front
  • The extension of Stand Up India programme until 2025 was considered a much-needed move by the women leaders community

Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget was certainly a breath of fresh air for the Indian startup community considering the several measures taken for boosting the segment at a global level. In 75 years of independent India, this is the first time, a woman finance minister presented the budget, thereby making an average Indian women entrepreneur pin high hopes on the future from Union Budget 2019.

As expected, the Nirmala Sitharaman budget took great pride in the contribution of Indian women in different segments of society and different spheres of human life. However, still, the budget can be said to be a satisfactory one and certainly missed a number of expectations from the community of Indian women leaders.

Nevertheless, the Nirmala Sitharaman budget left no stone unturned to emphasise the importance of women entrepreneurs and women upliftment in the country. 

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