India has a number of public programmes, designed and implemented with the involvement of women and their associations. It is important to examine their present status and potential from the point of view of better planning and, targeting and, if needed , corrective action. It is generally perceived that, impacts are much less than the potential, mainly because of lack of convergence of such programmes. How can convergence happen? There can be divergence of opinion on this issue. Such a discussion need to be initiated against a review of the various existing programmes.