Following the gruesome gangrape that took place in Delhi in December 2012, the government of India set up a fund with the name Nirbhaya to be utilized specifically on the schemes and projects aimed at improving the safety and security of women.
The objective is to restrain the frequent abuses, violence, harassment, assaults, etc that women go through in India, which in turn affects their lives adversely in the society.
Schemes that run under the Nirbhaya Fund:
According to pib.gov.in, during the period of 2106-2019, about 59 proposals/schemes were received by several ministries, state administration, and UT administrations.
Out of which 30 proposals were appraised and further recommended by the empowered committee of officers for funding under the Nirbhaya fund.
Major schemes that run under the Nirbhaya Fund:
Prominently known as Sakhi Centres, the scheme started off in April 2015 all across India and aims to establish centers to assist women who are victims of any kind of physical, mental, financial or emotional violence.
The centers facilitate these women by providing them with first aid, medical help, police assistance, legal assistance, and counseling.
The fund allocated to OSCs from 2016 to 2019 was of Rs 219 Crore, out of which about 53.98 crores, 24% of the total fund was utilized, according to the data presented by Smriti Irani in the month of November 2019.
Universalization of women helpline: Under this scheme, a helpline number 181 is allocated by the department of telecommunications. The number is linked to the established one-stop centers.
The scheme utilized 65% of the total fund allocated to it in the period of 2016 to 2019, which was a total sum of Rs 20.24 crores.
Mahila Police Volunteer
The objective of this scheme is to create a link between police and community in order to help distressed women(women facing domestic violence, child marriage, dowry, and harassment) and fight the crimes against women.
As effective as the scheme sounds, it only used 2.24% of the total granted fund.
Schemes of Ministry of home affairs include the following:
Schemes of Ministry of Railway include the following:
Abhaya Project: It is a proposal proposed by Andhra Pradesh to ensure the safety of women during transport.
Chirali: This scheme is implemented in Rajasthan to provide an environment where women can move freely and utilize the opportunities.
Features of Nirbhaya Fund:
The features incorporated in the Nirbhaya Fund are as follows:
A simple definition of the project is as follows:
Who monitors the Nirbhaya Fund:
Some Statistics on the allocation and utilization of funds:
As effective as the scheme sounds, the results are not effective at all, not even in the least. It’s good that the government is working towards resolving such issues and taking women empowerment into serious consideration, however, planning and making schemes won’t do any good in order to achieve the objective unless the execution is at its full tilt.
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