The unfortunate state of women’s safety in the country

Usually, articles in IPD involve several data points and analysis/commentary on the same. But in today’s article, we will not be doing any analysis or dissection. We are only presenting a set of data to you.

The source of the below data is the response by union minister for women and child development in response to a query raised by some MPs of the opposition on 29/11/2019. In light of the heinous Delhi rape incident of 2012, the central government set up the Nirbhaya fund. This fund is dedicated to implementation of projects that will directly impact safety and security of women in the country. The funding is from various ministries and the ministry of women and child development acts as a nodal agency for this purpose. As per the figures shared by the honourable minister, the % utilisation by the states / UTs of the funds allotted by the Union Home ministry under Nirbhaya scheme (to be used for strengthening women’s safety & security measures) on date is as below:

  • Uttarakhand 71% (953.27)
  • Mizoram 62% (883.57)
  • Nagaland 52% (689.55)
  • Chattisgarh 44% (1687.41)
  • Andhra Pradesh 39% (2085.00)
  • Dadra & N Haveli 38% (420.00)
  • Haryana 36% (1671.87)
  • Chandigarh 35% (746.02)
  • Bihar 31% (2258.60)
  • Rajasthan 30% (3373.20)
  • Arunachal Pradesh 29% (768.86)
  • Goa 28% (776.59)
  • Puducherry 26% (496.16)
  • J & K 26% (1256.02)
  • Jharkhand 26% (1569.81)
  • Himachal Pradesh 25% (1147.37)
  • Kerala 24% (1971.77)
  • A&N islands 23% (653.08)
  • MP 15% (4316.96)
  • Assam 15% (2072.63)
  • Punjab 15% (2047.08)
  • Lakshwadeep 13% (614.71)
  • Karnataka 7% (19172.09)
  • West Bengal 5% (7570.80)
  • Delhi 5% (39090.12)
  • Telangana 4% (10351.88)
  • UP 3% (11939.85)
  • Tamil Nadu 3% (19068.36)
  • Odisha 3% (2270.53)
  • Gujarat 2% (7004.31)
  • Maharashtra 0% (14940.06)
  • Manipur 0% (878.78)
  • Meghalaya 0% (657.39)
  • Sikkim 0% (613.33)
  • Tripura 0% (766.59)
  • Daman & Diu 0% (420.00)

Figures in () are funds allotted/sanctioned in Rs lakhs

Today, we’ll let you the reader to look at the above data and form your own inferences about the people we select and put in public offices and entrust with our safety.

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