NIRBHAYA FUND

  • Two years on, not a penny spent from Nirbhaya fund: report December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the government had announced Nirbhaya fund for the benefit of women in distress, not a penny has been spent from the fund, said report. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research, said, "The UPA in spite of the fact that they promised Rs 1000 crore...
  • From tandoor to Latur, no security for women, says Modi April 9, 2014

    Latur: The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has attacked the Congress leadership over the death of a youth Congress worker in Latur of Maharashtra. "I ask Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi what they have done for women's security. The old timers would remember there was a powerful...
  • Modi takes jibe at Congress, calls Delhi a rape capital April 1, 2014

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed three election rallies in Madhya Pradesh. His first rally was scheduled in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh after which went to Madhya Pradesh to conduct three rallies in Shahdol, Rewa and Jabalpur. Heavy security arrangements have been made in both...
  • Rs 1000 cr more for Nirbhaya fund, but existing funds not utilised yet February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday promised additional Rs 1,000 crore for the Nirbhaya fund in the interim Budget 2014. But members of the Nirbhaya task force allege that the existing funds are not being utilised at all. They say nothing has been done to empower women's safety...
  • Nirbhaya Fund gets additional Rs 1,000 crore in Budget February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday allocated an additional Rs 1,000 crore to the Nirbhaya Fund for the safety and empowerment of women. "In order to make it clear that the (Nirbhaya) fund will be a prominent fund, I intend to declare the grant of Rs 1,000 crore as...
  • Government okays CCTV, panic buttons in public vehicles January 2, 2014

    The government on Thursday approved the first project under the Nirbhaya fund, approving the installation of panic buttons, CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in India. The approval was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting held...
  • Nirbhaya fund with FM, will soon roll out schemes: Krishna Tirath August 24, 2013

    Soon after the gangrape of a paramedical student in Delhi in December, the government had announced a Nirbhaya fund. Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath has said that the schemes for women will be rolled out soon once they are approved by the concerned ministries. "The Nirbhaya fund is...
  • Govt seeks Parliament's approval for additional Rs 7,500 crore spending August 23, 2013

    The government on Friday sought Parliament's approval to spend an additional Rs 7,500 crore including Rs 1,000 crore for setting up of 'Nirbhaya Fund' for safety of women and a similar amount for women's bank. The first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2013-14 involving an additional expenditure of...
  • India hopes to raise Rs 40,000 crore from stake sale in PSUs March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the government was hopeful about raising Rs 40,000 crore from stake sale in public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the financial year beginning April 1, 2013. "I hope to collect Rs.40,000 crore from disinvestment next year. The first disinvestment will start in April,"...
  • FM to monitor investments by PSUs, private sector every quarter March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to restart the growth engine, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said he will monitor every quarter the investment plans of public and private sector entities that are sitting on huge cash piles. "Each PSU is required to fill up that proforma, tell us what their capex...
  • 'Nirbhaya Fund' to be set up for empowerment of women February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Paying a tribute to the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart, the government on Thursday announced setting up 'Nirbhaya Fund' of Rs 1,000 crore for safety and empowerment of women. Nirbhaya (fearless) was the pseudonym given to the victim to hide her actual identity. The announcement of Rs 1,000 crore fund...