However, during last ten to fifteen years, serious efforts to counteract this trend and adopt positive steps to improve the status of women have been made. There are legal measures, government programmes, women organizations and research groups which work for the development of women. There are industrial training institutes and polytechnics for women.
The government has opened separate hostels for women for low income groups to provide safe and cheap accommodation to the working women. The policy makers are aware of the actual conditions of women and active interventions by the women’s groups to remedy the situation are also thought to be right. Economic liberalization and the new freedom mantra have thrown open a new world of market opportunities for women. There is virtually no field of enterprise that women cannot enter.
So the time is right for women to put their skills and talents to good use and to follow their instincts in carving out a rewarding and successful career.