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Nirbhaya Fund

Government of India has set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women in the country.

Under the Nirbhaya Fund, the proposed projects should have the features like direct impact on safety and security concerns of women, optimum use of existing infrastructure, innovative use of technology, no duplication of existing government schemes/ programmes, provision for real time intervention as far as possible. strict privacy and confidentiality of women’s identity and information and defined monitoring mechanism.

 

The Central Ministries/Departments, States/UTs, Autonomous and other Government Bodies can submit proposals as per the prescribed procedure. As per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority for appraisal of the schemes/proposals received under Nirbhaya Fund. An Empowered Committeeof officers (EC) under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development has been set up for appraising various schemes/projects proposed to be funded from the Nirbhaya Fund.

 

The States/UTs-wisedetails of funds sanctioned/ allocated and utilized for the projects being implemented by various Ministries/ Departments out of Nirbhaya Fund are atAnnexure-I.

 

The Empowered Committee in the Ministry of Women and Child Developmentin its meeting held on 22.10.2019 has appraised a project of Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/ strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations in States/UTs at a cost of Rs. 100.00 crore.

 

States/UTs-wise utilization of funds released for Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC) Scheme are at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

 

 

Ministry of Home Affairs

 

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl. No. State/UT Total funds sanctioned/allocated to States/UTs Utilization Certificate Received *
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 2085.00 814.01
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 768.86 224.03
3 ASSAM 2072.63 305.06
4 BIHAR 2258.60 702.00
5 CHHATTISGARH 1687.41 745.31
6 GOA 776.59 221.00
7 GUJARAT 7004.31 118.50
8 HARYANA 1671.87 606.00
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 1147.37 291.54
10 JAMMU & KASHMIR 1256.02 324.53
11 JHARKHAND 1569.81 405.33
12 KARNATAKA 19172.09 1362.00
13 KERALA 1971.77 472.00
14 MADHYA PRADESH 4316.96 639.50
15 MAHARASHTRA 14940.06 0
16 MANIPUR 878.78 0
17 MEGHALAYA 675.39 0
18 MIZORAM 883.57 543.68
19 NAGALAND 689.55 357.84
20 ODISHA 2270.53 58.00
21 PUNJAB 2047.08 300.00
22 RAJASTHAN 3373.2 1011.00
23 SIKKIM 613.33 0
24 TELENGANA 10351.88 419.00
25 TAMIL NADU 19068.36 600.00
26 TRIPURA 766.59 0
27 UTTAR PRADESH 11939.85 393.00
28 UTTARAKHAND 953.27 679.41
29 WEST BENGAL 7570.80 392.73
30 A & N ISLANDS 653.08 147.05
31 CHANDIGARH 746.02 260.83
32 D & N HAVELI 420.00 158.00
33 DAMAN & DIU 420.00 0
34 DELHI (UT) 39090.12 1941.57
35 LAKSHADWEEP 614.71 76.93
36 PUDUCHERRY 496.16 128.55

*The CVCF has been released as one-time grant to States/UTs to support and supplement the Victim Compensation schemes in respective States/UTs and expenditure from this fund is allowed to States/UTs after consuming non-budgetary resource with them. The utilization certificate in respect of Safe City projects and Strengthening of State Forensic Laboratory are not due.

 

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

 

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl. No. State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Utilization
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 5864.00 0.00
2 UTTAR PRADESH 4020.00 3110.00
3 KARNATAKA 3364.00 220.00

 

Department of Justice

State/UT-wise details of the total funds sanctioned/allocated & utilized for Nirbhaya funded Projects.

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl.

No.

State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
JHARKHAND 495.00 0.00
KARNATAKA 697.50 0.00
KERALA 630.00 0.00
MADHYA PRADESH 1507.50 0.00
MAHARASHTRA 3105.00 0.00
MANIPUR 67.50 0.00
NAGALAND 33.75 0.00
ODISHA 540.00 0.00
RAJASTHAN 585.00 0.00
TRIPURA 101.25 0.00
UTTARAKHAND 135.00 0.00

 

Ministry of Women and Child Development

 

1.     Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme – under the Scheme on proposals of 12 States have been submitted and approved. The details of fund released and utilized in respect of those 12 States are as under:

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl.No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 0.00 0.00
2 Andhra Pradesh 521.39 75.82
3 Chattishgarh 715.55 152.78
4 Gujarat 76.20 41.65
5 Haryana 77.52 88.45
6 Jharkhand 2.64 0.00
7 Karnataka 56.13 0.00
8 Madhya Pradesh 30.18 0.00
9 Mizoram 35.85 0.00
10 Nagaland 9.40 0.00
11 Tripura 30.16 0.00
12 Uttrakhand 68.82 0.00

 

 

 

 

 

2.  One Stop Centre Scheme (OSC)

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl.No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 96.28 38.95
2 Andhra Pradesh 1167.98 430.47
3 Arunachal Pradesh 981.85 94.37
4 Assam 1408.23 122.79
5 Bihar 1187.90 0.00
6 Chandigarh 37.50 6.99
7 Chattishgarh 2017.19 928.67
8 Dadra and Nagra Haveli 87.33 35.22
9 Daman & Diu 89.18 8.08
10 Delhi 201.18 0.00
11 Goa 96.07 12.11
12 Gujarat 1246.51 56.89
13 Haryana 1011.31 189.09
14 Himachal Pradesh 310.96 15.00
15 Jammu and Kashmir 402.29 48.69
16 Jharkhand 1078.85 48.43
17 Karnataka 1205.41 0.00
18 Kerala 468.86 41.00
19 Lakshdweep 0.00 0.00
20 Madhya Pradesh 2797.60 590.73
21 Maharashtra 1446.54 19.41
22 Manipur 590.45 12.89
23 Meghalaya 436.93 58.17
24 Mizoram 416.75 64.63
25 Nagaland 693.28 211.73
26 Odisha 1038.82 54.46
27 Puducherry 104.08 0.00
28 Punjab 1185.37 65.62
29 Rajasthan 1078.37 171.86
30 Sikkim 132.06 38.90
31 Tamil Nadu 1672.64 45.88
32 Telangana 1396.91 138.07
33 Tripura 374.91 44.66
34 Uttar Pradesh 4088.39 540.02
35 Uttrakhand 566.69 164.31
36 West Bengal 0.00 0.00

 

3.  Universalization of Women Helpline Scheme

(In Rs. Lakh)

Sl.No State Funds released to States/UTs Amount utilized
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 102.03 0.13
2 Andhra Pradesh 146.26 106.50
3 Arunachal Pradesh 224.64 167.84
4 Assam 112.63 78.55
5 Bihar 202.21 133.36
6 Chandigarh 199.16 132.80
7 Chattishgarh 272.57 204.41
8 Dadra and Nagra Haveli 0.00 0.00
9 Daman & Diu 85.16 20.64
10 Delhi 49.78 0.00
11 Goa 27.90 0.00
12 Gujarat 377.40 241.50
13 Haryana 51.58 7.11
14 Himachal Pradesh 49.70 0.00
15 Jammu and Kashmir 119.49 51.33
16 Jharkhand 34.54 0.23
17 Karnataka 62.70 0.00
18 Kerala 174.96 106.79
19 Lakshdweep 0.00 0.00
20 Madhya Pradesh 62.70 0.00
21 Maharashtra 62.70 0.00
22 Manipur 49.70 49.70
23 Meghalaya 116.48 49.70
24 Mizoram 255.56 187.40
25 Nagaland 257.39 189.23
26 Odisha 191.76 140.64
27 Puducherry 51.08 0.00
28 Punjab 90.13 28.86
29 Rajasthan 109.20 0.00
30 Sikkim 115.14 47.25
31 Tamil Nadu 155.70 62.70
32 Telangana 157.25 123.17
33 Tripura 49.70 0.00
34 Uttar Pradesh 237.86 146.66
35 Uttrakhand 207.90 139.74
36 West Bengal 62.70 0.00

 

4.  Other States/UTs projects

(inRs.lakh)

Sl. No. State/UT Funds released to States/UTs Utilization
1 MADHYA PRADESH 104.70 0.00
2 NAGALAND 255.60 0.00
3 RAJASTHAN 470.97 108.89
4 UTTARAKHAND 32.40 0.00

 

Annexure-II

States which have utilized funds in respect of CCPWC Scheme

(in Rs. Lakh)

Sl. No. State/UT Funds utilized
1 HARYANA 231.00
2 HIMACHAL PRADESH 147.00
3 KARNATAKA 282.00
4 KERALA 135.00
5 MADHYA PRADESH 156.00
6 MIZORAM 111.00
7 NAGALAND 148.00
8 ODISHA 58.00
9 TELENGANA 394.00
10 UTTAR PRADESH 393.00
11 UTTARAKHAND 147.00

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha .

 

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