Does India need a bank for women?
4 March 2013 Last updated at 02:05 GMT
The plight of women has been at the centre of heated discussions in India's government ever since the gang-rape and murder of a Delhi-student last December.
Even the finance minister took up the topic of gender during the budget, when he announced a special fund for women's safety and a bank for women, prompting some to call it a "women's budget".
Shilpa Kannan reports.