DEITY approves Rs 40 Cr for women safety

The department of electronics and information technology with the assistance of World Bank has approved Rs 40 Cr to Delhi police for Women Safety.

Through this amount, the department aims to implement the United Nations Women Safe City project to put in place enhanced security apparatus for women.

The amount will be mainly spent to procure electronic gadgets such as (CCTV cameras, surveillance equipment, high-speed vehicles with emergency gadgets) to prevent crime against women and detect those involved in such crime.

 “An amount of Rs 14.745 crore has already been granted to the Delhi Police as part of thewomen safety first phase of the project,” a home ministry official said.

Interestingly, the fact-sheet on US-Japan Global and Regional Cooperation, released on April 25, 2014, makes a reference to the two countries’ support to the UN Women Safe Cities Programme in Delhi, which is part of UN Women Safe City Free of Violence Against Women Global Programme. The announcement was made during the last visit of US President Barack Obama to Tokyo.

The UN Entity for Gender Quality and Empowerment of Women has also approached the Delhi government for signing of an aspirational generalized memorandum of understanding (MoU) for safe city programme for future collaboration.

“The overall objective of this programme is to strive to eliminate violence against women and girls,” the home ministry official said. (Source: TOI)

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