Though numerous promising schemes are in place to ensure active participation of women, not many reforms at ground level are noticeable. I am writing to share my views on altering the prevailing laws and acts so as to fetch utmost betterment of Indian women. Let’s start with compulsory education and health services that can bring in resourceful outcomes. 35 percent of women in India are below the age of 35 years. Reservation for women in these categories can serve distinct purposes simultaneously – Right to Education, National Health Mission, and Enlarged participation of women in every sphere. It is considerable to note that despite of the steps initiated by the Central and State Governments, the women literacy rate is not more than 65 percent, which is way less than the male literacy rate. 100 percent reservation of girls with respect to primary education is the foremost need. For promising valuable educational and employment services to women, the Government can spare some budget from the MANREGA policy.
Empowerment can not be viewed without self-dependency. Herein, we will have to unearth effective ways to provide employment prospects to women. Today, almost 13 lakh registered primary schools can offer employment to 50 lakh women in the rural parts of the nation. This would not only ensure monetary benefits to women, but will also make sure that the family wealth is not spent on illicit activities. Immense employment prospects can be observed by the fact that less than 15 percent of child birth is taken care of by trained professionals. Though the massive budget of the National Rural Health Mission has assured benefits to rural areas, corruption has led to the inefficiency of this scheme. Training the rural based women regarding parturition and providing employment in the relevant sector can be witnessed as a proficient measure.
The vital fact is that the nation embraces only 25 thousand primary health centers. Beyond this, the deficiency of staff remains a prominent concern. Though the motive of primary health centers was to make available safer child birth circumstances, nothing much could have been achieved. The nation, which witnesses the birth of 51 children every minute, demands and promises utmost employment prospects. The need is to comprehend the prevailing circumstances and frame policies that are profitable and uncomplicated to implement. Remember, the world when witnessed the phase of economical downfall, India managed a stable economical growth. Household women who played the foremost role in the savings sector can be given the credit of this- Share of women in the savings module is more than 80 percent. Policies that can favor extended benefits to women who actively participate in savings sector can be looked upon as an added advantage. 50 percent reservation for women in every sphere will definitely be a crucial measure- What we can call as ‘Bona fide empowerment’.