The gender disparity in India reached an alarming level by the turn of the century. A country cannot possibly be deemed progressive and developing if the women in the nation do not find equal opportunities and an equal stature. Acknowledging the disparity and offering a solution to gender inequality in
Considering the growing disparity in sex ratio across the nation, several state governments are now initiating schemes to protect the girl child. One of the forerunners in initiating such a scheme is the Gujarat Government with the Gujarat Vahli Dikri Yojana 2020. Vahli Dikri in Gujarati means “Dear Daughter”, and
Launched in May 2008, the National Scheme of Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education is a centrally sponsored scheme that operates to proffer incentives to girl students in the age group of 14–18 years and enrolled in class 9th. The scheme has now been incorporated on National Scholarship Portal. Objectives
The social structure of India has been complex for decades and the discrimination against women isn’t uncommon or unheard of. But as we turn towards a new decade, it is time the government takes appropriate actions to eradicate this century-old discrimination and move towards a newer, better India. Taking the
The position of women in a regressive Indian society has faced a lot of challenges. With lack of education leading to a lack of opportunities, women end up being reliant on their parents or spouses, thereby contributing to a restrained life. Financial freedom is essential at offering women an equal
The scheme of Balika Samridhi Yojana was launched by Govt. of India w.e.f. 15-8-97 with the following objectives:- 1. To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth andtowards her mother.2. To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools.3. To raise the age at marriage of girls.4.
In a country where gender bias played a major role for decades, establishing a provision to offer equal opportunities to girl child became imperative. This need of the hour gave rise to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, which literally translates to “Save Daughter, Teach Daughter.” It is basically a
The Government of India has constantly tried to diminish gender disparity and provide young girls with opportunities that help them grow and flourish. To inch that dream closer to reality, the Government of India launched the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna or often abbreviated as SSY. What is the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna?