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June 25, 2014

List of Women Empowerment Programmes of India


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Friends, in our previous posts we have discussed about the list of Employment Generation Programmes and the List of Rural Development Programmes of India. Today we shall discuss about the List of Women Empowerment Programmes of India.

Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA)

  • Set up in : 1982
  • To improve the socio-economic status of the poor women in the rural areas through creation of groups of women for income-generating activities on a self-sustaining basis.

Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP)

  • Set up in : 1986
  • To mobilize women in small viable groups and make facilities available through training and access to credit, to provide training for skill up-gradation etc.

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (National Credit Fund for Women)

  • Set up in : 1993
  • It extends micro-finance services through a client friendly and hassle-free loaning mechanism for livelihood activities, housing, micro-enterprises, family needs, etc to bring about the socio-economic upliftment of poor women.


  • Set up in : 1995
  • To support women to become independent in spirit, in thought, in action and have full control over their lives rather than be the victim of others actions. 

Swayam Siddha 

  • Set up in : 2001
  • Organizing women  into self help groups to form a strong institutional base. 

Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEPW)

  • Set up in : 2003-04
  • To increase the self-reliance and autonomy of women by enhancing their productivity and enabling them to take up income generation activities. 

Gender Budgeting Schemes (GBS)

  • Set up in : 2004
  • With a view to empower women.


  • Set up in : 2007
  • A comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking with five specific components prevention, rescue, rehabilitation reintegration and repatriation of victims. 

Dhan Laxmi 

  • Set up in : 2008
  • Conditional cash transfer scheme for the girl child to encourage families to educate girl children and to prevent child marriage.

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) - 'Sabla'

  • Set up in : 2010
  • It aims at empowering adolescent girls of 11 to 18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, upgradation of home skills, life skills and vocational skills.

National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW)

  • Set up in : 2010
  • To achieve empowerment of women socially, economically and educationally by securing convergence of schemes.

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

  • Set up in : 2010
  • To improve the health and nutritional status of pregnant, lactating women and infants.
  • It involves conditional cash transfer and wage loses are also compensated.
That's all for now friends. In our next post we shall discuss about Educational Oriented Programmes of India. Happy Reading :) 

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