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Women of India Festival 2016:

Topics Covered:

  1. Role of women and women’s organization.
  2. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  3. 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.
  4. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.


Women of India Festival 2016:


What to study?

  • For Prelims: Key facts related to the festival.
  • For Mains: Significance and potential of the festival, organic farming- significance, challenges and potential.


Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organising the three-day 6th ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ in Chandigarh, to celebrate and promote women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India.


Key facts:

  • The Festival will offer on sale the biggest selection of organic products ranging from food, fabrics and furniture to wellness, personal care and solar products.
  • It is being organised and sponsored by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development.



  • This initiative is a move to benefit women entrepreneurs, and also actively promote organic food and products.
  • The Women of India Festival is also intended to highlight the health and environmental advantages of organic goods, provide a platform for women engaged in this economy and encourage the development of sustainable and easily accessible sales outlets for organic producers from remote areas.


On 14th January 2019, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development will inaugurate National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) Mohali Regional Centre.

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) –

  • It is a premier organization devoted to promotion of voluntary action research, training and documentation in the overall domain of women and child development.
  • It was established in New Delhi in 1966 under Societies Registration Act of 1860.
  • It functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • Regional Centres at Guwahati (1978), Bangalore (1980), Lucknow (1982) and Indore (2001)
  • Institute’s expertise and performance was recognized by UNICEF in 1985 when it awarded the Maurice Pate Award for its outstanding contribution in the field of Child Development.


Sources: the hindu and PIB.