Dr. Farzana Afridi part of Prime Minister's Chair Meeting for the pre-budget exercise

Dr. Farzana Afridi was one of the economists to meet the Prime Minister Among other things, she mentioned the effect of the Ujjwala Yojana on women's work based on her research in rural Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Women with gas spent less time on fuel collection and cooking than comparable women without gas. Richer women tended to use the extra time in leisure and poorer women tended to use the extra time to work and increase their earnings. Read the briefing here.


News | 30 April 2020