Women have played a pivotal role towards the
growth of economy. The economic development goes
beyond growth as an indicator of development; it involves
other indicators which directly addresses the issue of
welfare and development in the society. Though women
constitute approximately half of the total world
population their share in the recognition of economic
development is deplorably low; women have always been
a part of the survival of any community for the welfare of
the family and society as a whole. Research suggests that,
increase in economic leadership of women results in
highly beneficial performance in all dimensions.
However, their roles are not recognized at par with men
in the society. Undoubtedly, there has been a growing
recognition of the primary talents, women’s leadership
capacity and their roles towards economic development
yet their contribution is frequently overlooked. Women
enjoy significant freedom and play a vital role in family
and community life though the Naga society is patriarchal
in nature. Women have a greater range of responsibilities,
from domestic work to various agricultural activities.
Gender disparity measures reveal that women's work
frontier is expanding as they take over the economic work
which was traditionally designated to men.
The paper aims to highlight the contribution of Naga
women towards economic development; it provides an
overview of key challenges and outlines potential
solutions to increase the recognition of Naga women’s
roles in economic development. The study is primarily
based on secondary data.
Keywords : Women, Naga Women, economic development, women entrepreneurs.