India requires Standalone Microinsurance (SAMI) Companies, which focus solely on the needs of medium and small businesses, to turn them into successful enterprises. The Committee on (SAMI) Companies, chaired by Mirai Chatterjee (Director, SEWA Social Security) studied key issues and provided recommendations in its report on SAMIs.
This report focuses on women in agriculture and the informal sector, identifying key concern areas in labour force participation, employment opportunities, unpaid work, the feminization of agriculture, access to resources, and gaps in organizing women workers through evidence-based recommendations from the ground.
In 2018, DFID India conceptualized an initiative to improve the participation of women in the solar sector workforce. They designed a project with SEWA Bharat and other partners to skill unemployed youth(a majority being women) in NP Kunta, Anantapur district, one of the backward regions in Andhra Pradesh.
The study has been undertaken by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), and it aims to identify the opportunities available for women in India’s financial sector, and the obstacles they face in accessing them, both from the demand and supply side.
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SEWA Bharat is a non-profit organization established and registered in India under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, with the registration number GUJ/1027/Ahmedabad. It is also registered as a Public Trust under The Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950, under the registration number F/989/Ahmedabad.