Oct 042016


The five states with the largest proportion of literate women–Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra–account for 53% (4.3 million) of all business establishments owned by women nationwide, although no more than 33% of India’s women live in these states.

With 73.4% of its women literate, Tamil Nadu–third among larger states after Kerala and Maharashtra–has India’s largest number of establishments run by women, one million.

Tamil Nadu is followed by Kerala–which has 90% female literacy, India’s highest rate–which accounts for 11% of business run by women.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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