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3) Discuss the policy options that India should pursue to improve women’s health in India.

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) Discuss the policy options that India should pursue to improve women’s health in India. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Recent finding have revealed that health of women in India is not improving owing to many factors.  Any dimension related to women empowerment is an important topic for UPSC Mains (especially Essay)

Key demand of the question:

Write about policies that India should pursue to improve health of women in India. 

Directive Word:

Discuss:  In the reference article you will find various dimensions. Mention them and discuss them all briefly. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, write about a current affair that is related to women empowerment or women’s health (report of UN body, or an NGO). Highlight why policy intervention is need of the hour. 

In the body, through many categories, discuss policy options. In each category, give example in the form of fact/data/illustration/justification. 

In the conclusion, you may talk about how India’s growth and development hinges on healthy women (use your knowledge to come up with very thoughtful conclusions).