International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8 (2017)

Women welfare through five year plans (1951-2012)


K Sureshkumar

Women’s inclusion in the planning of development in India preceded Independence. The Planning Commission was constituted in March, 1950 by a Resolution of the Government of India, and it works under the overall guidance of the National Development Council. The First Plan (1951-1956) envisaged a number of welfare measures for women. The Second Plan (1956-1961) retained the welfare approach to women’s issues, taking cognizance of the plight of women workers on account of the social prejudices, and the need to provide and implement maternity benefits, protection from injurious work, crèches, and equal pay for equal work policies. The Fifth Plan (1974-1979) there was a shift on the approach from ‘welfare’ to ‘development’ as the scope of social welfare and enlarged to cope with several problems of the family and the role of women. The new approach integrated welfare with development services. The Eleventh Plan (2007-12) The vision of the Eleventh Plan is to end the multifaceted exclusions and discriminations faced by women and children; to ensure that every woman and child in the country is able to develop her full potential and share the benefits of economic growth and prosperity.
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