Status of Nirbhaya Fund

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is implementing several projects for safety of women under the Nirbhaya Fund scheme through the States/Union Territories. Details of fund allocation and release to States/ Union Territories by MHA are given below:

                                                                                              (in Rs. crore)

S No States/ UTs Total funds approved Total funds released
1 Andhra Pradesh 29.46 29.46
2 Arunachal Pradesh 11.98 11.98
3 Assam 27.57 27.57
4 Bihar 33.18 33.30
5 Chhattisgarh 23.91 23.91
6 Goa 15.97 12.21
7 Gujarat 249.54 161.48
8 Haryana 22.23 22.24
9 Himachal Pradesh 18.18 18.3
10 Jharkhand 28.43 25.11
11 Karnataka 716.3 210.58
12 Kerala 31.05 27.80
13 Madhya Pradesh 61.43 58.10
14 Maharashtra 352.4 245.04
15 Manipur 14.92 14.93
16 Meghalaya 9.02 9.01
17 Mizoram 12.4 12.52
18 Nagaland 9.1 9.10
19 Odisha 46.03 39.75
20 Punjab 30.25 30.24
21 Rajasthan 45.97 46.97
22 Sikkim 6.95 6.95
23 Telangana 311.74 153.21
24 Tamil Nadu 461.16 276.88
25 Tripura 11.49 11.49
26 Uttar Pradesh 276.91 192.34
27 Uttarakhand 12.85 12.85
28 West Bengal 218.33 92.58
29 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9.96 7.62
30 Chandigarh 6.18 6.18
31 Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu 12.02 12.02
32 Delhi 702.83 407.31
33 Ladakh 0.8 0.80
34 Lakshadweep 4.96 4.96
35 Jammu & Kashmir 18.31 18.30
36 Puducherry 12.89 9.50
Total 3856.70 2282.59

As per information available, the total budgetary allocation for Nirbhaya Fund by the Government in the last three years is as below:

(in Rs. Crore)

Year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Allocation 550.00 550.00 1355.23

The funds are released to the States/ Union Territories, as per project guidelines, in installments, and depends on the demand specific to each project. Therefore, the States are not ranked in terms of spending.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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