586+ Govt. Schemes for Women in India – Complete List of Women Welfare Schemes by Central & State Governments

The central government and state governments are running several schemes for the empowerment and welfare of women in India. The central government is running about 135 major schemes for women in the country which cater to the different needs of women in the society. These includes schemes for women of all age groups, from all societies or social & economic classes.

Other than central govt.’s 135 welfare schemes for women empowerment, the state governments are also running about 451 schemes (combined) in their respective state. The schemes are mainly being run to empower women in every field including education, healthcare, self-employment, and others.

The prime goals of all the central and state government schemes for women is to provide them protection, better health facilities, enough education to make them employable and to make them financially strong. Here we bring you the list of all those major schemes being run by all state governments and central government in the country.

List of Govt. Schemes for Women – Major Schemes

Below is the complete state wise list of all major women empowerment schemes in India. You can directly view the state-wise list of schemes by clicking the state names below.
Central Government (135 Schemes) | Andhra Pradesh (38 schemes) | Arunachal Pradesh (6 schemes) | Assam (19 schemes) | Bihar (8 schemes) | Chhattisgarh (10 scheme) | Chandigarh (4 schemes) | Daman & Diu (5 schemes) | Delhi (10 schemes) | Gujarat (18 schemes) | Goa (10 schemes) | Haryana (33 schemes) | Himachal Pradesh (24 schemes) | Jammu & Kashmir (23 schemes) | Karnataka (28 schemes) | Kerala (23 schemes) | Lakshadweep (1 scheme) | Maharashtra (15 schemes) | Meghalaya (2 schemes) | Mizoram (1 scheme) | Odisha (4 schemes) | Puducherry (7 schemes) | Punjab (9 schemes) | Rajasthan (48 schemes) | Tamil Nadu (20 schemes) | Telengana (8 schemes) | Tripura (11 schemes) | Uttar Pradesh (19 schemes) | West Bengal (47 schemes)

Central Government

How Narendra Modi Schemes For Women Impacted Their Lives

Narendra Modi government schemes for women have impacted their lives in a huge way. Till date, there are over 1 crore beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, over 1.5 crore beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In addition to this, central govt. has provided 8 crore LPG gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana and 10 crore families are being benefited under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Scheme. More than 11 crore toilets have already been built. There are 15 crore women beneficiaries under PM Mudra Yojana.

There is 50% increase in honorarium of Asha and Anganwadi workers and maternity leave has been extended upto 26 weeks. There are pre-natal health checkups on 9th of every month from 3rd to 6th months of pregnancy. There are more than 1.67 crore accounts opened under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. Moreover, 1.92 crore scholarships have been awarded to girl students from minority communities. Furthermore, women can avail loan upto 1 crore under Startup India Scheme.

State Wise Women Empowerment Schemes

Here is the complete list of women empowerment scheme in a state wise manner which is making the lives of the women simpler and easier:-

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Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh




  • Post-Natal assistance to SC women
  • Pension to Widows and Destitute Women
  • Nari Niketan Home
  • Financial Assistance for the Marriage of Daughters of Widows/Destitute Women


Daman and Diu

  • Assistance to mothers (Matru Samrudhhi Yojna)
  • Incentive for girls’ education (Saraswati Vidya Yojana)
  • Health insurance for girl students (Sanjeevani Beema Yojana)
  • Girl Child Protection Scheme – Daman and Diu (Dikri Development Scheme)
  • Cash award for meritorious SC/ST girls



  • Skill training to sex workers and women facing sexual abuse (Prabhat scheme)
  • Assistance to Mahila Mandals (Grant-in-Aid Scheme)
  • Shelter for women
  • Retirement benefit for Anganwadi Workers and Helpers
  • Girl Child Protection Scheme – Dhanalaxmi scheme
  • Laadli Laxmi Scheme
  • Cyberage Laptop Scheme
  • Inter Caste Marriage Scheme
  • Financial incentives to mothers who deliver a girl child
  • Assistance to homemakers (Griha Aadhar Scheme)



Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir

  • Pre-matric scholarship for minority students
  • Contributory Social Security Scheme for Marginal Workers
  • Professional training for women (Mahila Samridhi Yojana)
  • Women Scientists Scheme
  • Nari Shakti Puraskar
  • Financial assistance for women (Integrated Social Security Scheme)
  • Post-matric scholarship for minority students
  • Scholarships for minority students in professional and technical courses
  • National Award to Teachers
  • National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)
  • National Scheme of Incentive to Girl Child for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
  • Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir (SSS)
  • Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme
  • Loans for women from minority communities
  • Support to women with disability (National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation)
  • Scholarship for secondary education of girls (Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme)
  • Vocational Training through Social Welfare Centres
  • Loan for skilled young women (Scheme for Empowering Skilled Young Women – 2009)
  • Financial assistance for the girl child – Jammu and Kashmir (Ladli Beti scheme)
  • Financial assistance for marriage (State Marriage Assistance Scheme)
  • Ujala Scheme
  • Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana




  • Infrastructure for women and children



  • Training for Self Employment
  • Computer operation and programming training


  • Residential Institute and Training Centre for women in distress


  • Mahila and Shishu Help-Desk at police stations (Mahila and Shishu Desk)
  • Supporting Women SHGs (Mission Shakti)
  • ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture
  • Biju Kanya Ratna (Ama Kanya Ama Ratna Scheme)


  • Incentive to the family having one girl child/two girl children and parents who have undergone family planning
  • Financial assistance to families having only one girl child who is being educated
  • Support for marriage to Daughters of widows
  • Reimbursement of tuition fees for typewriting shorthand for the children of widowed women
  • Nutrition for pregnant women – Puducherry (Kulavilakku scheme)
  • Incentive for remarriage of widowed women – Puducherry
  • Improving nutrition of girl children (Aravanaippu scheme)



Tamil Nadu



  • Chief Minister Yuba Jogajog Yojana
  • Bochor Bachao (Save Year) Scheme
  • Super 30 Scheme
  • Pension for deserted women from APL families
  • Pension for widowed and deserted women
  • Ayushman Tripura Scheme
  • B.Ed Anuprerana Yojana
  • Child Care Leave
  • PM Ujjwala Yojana
  • Pension for unmarried women of 45 yrs age and above from APL families
  • Pension for female domestic workers from BPL families

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

Data Source & Credits: http://nari.nic.in
Recently Updated On: 04 January 2021

The list of welfare schemes for women provided above may not contain all the schemes or the schemes of all the state governments. Hence, visit the official websites of the concerned state govt./department to view the list of schemes.

For more information about these schemes, please visit the more details link or the official Nari Portal at nari.nic.in.

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