Women Empowerment in India
India is The world’s fastest-growing country and the land of various cultures, customs, traditions and practices which have been developed through the decades to decades. Let’s discuss Women empowerment in India.
These all cultures, customs, traditions, and practices become the consciousness of our
We give importance and respect to our mothers, sisters, daughters, wives,
friends, etc. But at the same time, we can’t ignore the maternal system of our society
and male superiority.
As a matter of fact, principles of gender equality are enshrined in
our Constitution. The Indian Constitution gives equality to women and empowers the State to take certain measures of positive discrimination in favor of women.
Moreover, back in the days, women suffered from a lot of difficulties such as domestic
violence, acid attacks, rapes, early marriage, domestic labor and many more.
To ensure women are empowered, the government and the public sector are playing an
important role like to enable their welfare in various sectors. There’s no doubt the
empowerment of women in the Nation’s empowerment.
Whether it’s offering a free cooking gas cylinder and education schemes or enabling
women to leverage technology, a slew of schemes has been rolled out in recent years to
empower women to be independent in their lives.
In order to improve the lives of the women the Indian government has come up
with various schemes in India.
So, let’s proceed to discuss the Indian Govt schemes for women.
1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
This program has been launched on January 22, 2015. The main aim of this program to
create awareness and also increase the efficiency of welfare services for the girl child.
The initial aim of this yojana was to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) but has
come to include gender-biased sex-selective eliminations, and propagating education,
survival, and protection of the girl child.
Read more about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
Under the domain of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the government
launched Mahila-E-Haat in the year 2016. As it is a monolingual online marketing
platform that leverages technology to assist aspiring women entrepreneurs, self-help
groups, and NGOs to grandstand their products and services.
Open to every single Indian lady over the age of 18, this stage offers a simple sign-in
process and convenient payment modes. Everything can be handled on a mobile device
with no other mediation required.
Read more about Mahila-E-Haat
3. Mahila Shakti Kendra
The government introduced the Mahila Shakti Kendra in the year 2017 to empower
rural women with employment, skill development, digital literacy,
health, and nutrition. This will work through community engagement through student
volunteers in the 115 most backward districts.
Each Kendra will provide a platform for rural women to reach the government to avail
of their entitlements through training and capacity building. It works at the Block levels
, State, District, and National.
4. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
This falls under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
operated by the government works on savings schemes for girl children. You can create an
account at any Indian Post office or a branch of an authorized commercial bank.
However, the account can be created anytime between the birth of the girl child and till
the age of 10 by a parent or guardian.
Read more about Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
5. Women helpline scheme
This scheme is launched in 2015 the main Scheme for Universalization of Women
The helpline is meant to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women
affected by violence.
This offers a toll-free 24*7 telecom service to women affected by violence seeking support
and information. Moreover, provides information about the appropriate support
services, government schemes available to women affected by violence
Read more about women helpline scheme
6. Working Women’s Hostel (WWH)
This scheme provides a safe and affordable hostel for women. The main aim of the
scheme is to encourage the availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation
for working women. It also offers daycare facilities for their children in rural areas,
urban, semi-urban or even where employment opportunities for women exist.
Read more about working women’s hostel
7. Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme
One of the main aims of this scheme is to promote community participation through
the involvement of Student Volunteers for the empowerment of rural women. Moreover, to
enhance women’s quality of life. Starting from saving and surviving of a girl child, their
primary, as well as secondary education and
overall quality of life, will be improved under this scheme
Read more about Pradhan mantra Mahila Shakti Kendra
8. She-Box Portal
This scheme aims to provide a quick solution to women facing sexual harassment at
the workplace. To file a complaint against Sexual Harassment at Workplace, you can raise a
complaint on SHe-Box, your case will directly reach the state authority concerned
having jurisdiction to take action in the matter.
Read more about she-box portal
9. Maternity Benefit Program as part of Women Empowerment in India
This scheme was launched in the year 2017 to offer partial compensation for wage loss
to women during their pregnancy. It also offers cash of Rs 6,000 to mothers for the
birth of their first child.
The scheme provides cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and
Read more about the maternity benefit program
10. One-Stop Centre Scheme
This scheme provides support to women who suffered through violence both in public
and private spaces. It also offers quick emergency and nonemergency access to various
facilities like medical, legal, psychological and counseling support to fight against any
type of violence against ladies.
Read more about one-stop Centre scheme