ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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State Welfare Policy and Women, 1950-1975

The country began its efforts at nation-building with the adoption of national planning immediately after the new Constitution was adopted. An important component of the plans was the welfare policies which were evolved progressively and incorporated into the planning process. This paper examines the state welfare policy as enunciated in the five-year plans and their implementation to understand how, if at all they have benefited women.

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