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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Home Affairs
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2184 ANSWERED ON THE JULY 30, 2014 / SRAVANA 8, 1936 (SAKA)
QUESTION Funds to Bengaluru Under Nirbhaya Scheme
2184. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state;
(a) whether it is a fact that Bengaluru is only one of the two cities to have submitted a plan seeking funds under the Nirbhaya Scheme to fight crimes against women;
(b) if so, whether Government is aware that the city is yet to receive the funds, despite submitting a plan seven months ago;
(c) if so, the reasons for the delay in the disbursement of funds; and
(d) the likely time-period by when the funds are likely to be disbursed?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)
(a): Yes, Sir. Proposals have been received only from State Governments of Kerala and Karnataka. The proposal from State Govt. of Karnataka advocated a project for safety and security of women in Bengaluru city.
(b) to (d): In Nirbhaya Fund, only the concerned Central Ministries / Departments like Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development etc. were requested to formulate proposals to utilise the resources in the Fund to enhance the safety and security of women in the country. After several rounds of consultations, three proposals from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Railways have been approved by the Ministry of Finance.