WPEL Module -4

Module 4, "Role of Panchayats in Implementing Government Schemes and Programmes"

Module 4 takes a detailed look at initiatives taken by the Indian government to address the gender gap and promote equality. The inclusion of gender components within successive Five Year Plans has resulted in some improvements in the socio-economic status of women. Empowerment of local governance structures in implementation of these schemes has facilitated women’s active participation in processes shaping their lives. The module analyses these schemes through a gender lens, to show how successful they have been in achieving gender equality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand measures taken by the Indian government to improve the well-being of women in India
  • Understand the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in implementing government schemes
  • Critically examine these schemes through a gender lens
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