Centre approves Rs 2900 crore to make cities safer for women

Women and Child Development Ministry has approved projects worth over Rs 2,900 crore under the Nirbhaya fund for eight major cities to make them safer for women. 

These cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The decision was taken after a meeting of Empowered Committee, which is headed by Women and Child Development Secretary.
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  • The Nirbhaya Fund was set up in the aftermath of the gruesome gangrape and murder of a paramedical student in Delhi in 2012, and aims at improving safety for women. 
  • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development.
  • Manoj Kumar Arora is Private Secretary to Mrs Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child.
Source- The Economic Times

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