Gender inequality is now receiving greater attention. Women and children constitute nearly 67% of the country's total population. Women, better known as half of the humanity, have long been neglected in their role as beneficiaries in the process of development. Thought they contribute 2/3rd of the World's work hours, they earn only 1/3rd of the total income and owns less than 1/10th of the world's resources. The Governments are keen to ensure that women are empowered both economically and socially and they become equal partners in national development along with men. This book on empowerment of women will be useful to the policy makers academicians, researchers and activists in designing the policy for the betterment of Women in India.