GOVERNMENT POLICIES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURES IN INDIA: AN ANALYSIS
“PRAKRITI” the Nature, or ‘The creator’ itself is a female word as per Indian philosophy. From Vedic period women had higher status, even in our scriptures too. But in real practice the status of women were not satisfactory from medieval to modern India, including the British period.Women empowerment in our present society has become a significant topic of discussion in regards to development.This study discussed about the various schemes launching by the government of India to empowerment of women in India.The government of India is implementing a number of programmes, for improving access to employment, education, health, infrastructure development etc. Some of these are flagship programmes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Integrated Child Development Scheme, SarvaSikshaAbhiyanand National Rural Health Mission. It improves the social status of women in India.
“You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women”.