Saturday, May 14, 2011 5:58 AM
I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Indira Chakravarty, Ph.D. and Doctor of Science, spoke with I.M.O.W. about the perceived economic value of women in India, and how basic rights such as health care, clean water, and basic education can make all the difference for empowering Indian women to contribute fully to the economy and society. Chakravarty is the director general of Health Services and director of the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Calcutta. She is considered a world leader on global health and environmental issues; her work on public health issues such as consumer safety, nutrition, and water contamination have had a widespread impact in India, as well as countries all over the world.