UPSC IAS Prelims Exam: 6 Major Women Empowerment schemes

UPSC IAS Prelims is the first step to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam. This is the first stage were one has to appear in two papers -GS Paper and CSAT. An aspirant needs to follow a proper strategy in order to crack this exam.

Women and children are a vital part of Indian society. Also, these are the most vulnerable sections of India. The government of India has initiated many schemes, legislations for women in last year. Here we are giving the insights of 6 major women empowerment schemes in India, which will be useful for UPSC aspirant for their Prelims exam.




Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

All girl child

To prevent gender-biased sex-selective elimination.

To guarantee the survival and protection of the girl child.

To ensure the education of the girl child.

One Stop Centre Scheme for women

Women and Girls

To encourage and facilitate integrated support to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces

To facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a variety of services including psychological, medical, legal, and counseling assists to fight against any types of brutality against ladies.

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

Pregnant and Lactating Women

Promote appropriate practice, care and institutional service utilization during pregnancy, safe delivery and lactation

To encourage  women to follow nutrition and Young Child feeding practices, including early and exclusive breastfeeding for the initial six months

To providing financial incentives for enhanced health and nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers.



To provide to the essential need of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of the women in trouble and who are deficient with regards to social and monetary support.

To empower them to recuperate from their emotional strength that gets hampered due to their experience with lamentable conditions.

To give them lawful guide and direction to empower them to make strides for their rearrangement in family/society.

To restore them financially and emotionally.

To act as a support system that comprehends and meets different prerequisites of women in distress.

To engage and urge them to begin their life over again with nobility and conviction.

Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme For the Children of Working Mothers

Women and Child

To provide day-care facilities for children (6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community.

To enhance nourishment and wellbeing status of children

To advance physical, intellectual, social and enthusiastic improvement of children

To educate and enable guardians/parental figures for better childcare.


Women and children

To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programs, generate public discourse through possible ways

To encourage rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them under safe guardianship.

To give recovery administrations both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities including medical care.

To encourage reintegration of the victims into the family and society at large

To encourage repatriation of cross-border victims to their country of origin.

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