he Government of India has set up a dedicated fund called “Nirbhaya Fund” for implementation of initiative(s)/ scheme(s)/ project(s) aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women in the country. The initiatives undertaken and the amount disbursed thereunder as part of Nirbhaya Fund since its inception are at Annexure-I. Further, State/ UT-wise amount disbursed during the year 2019-2022 for the initiatives under Nirbhaya Fund are at Annexure-II.

One of the initiatives, i.e., 24X7 Women Helplines (WHLs) with short-code 181 provides emergency and non-emergency services as well as information dissemination about women centric government schemes, policies and programmes to the needy women.

One Stop Centre (OSC) popularly known as Sakhi Centre, are getting operationalised across the country since 1st April 2015 with the objectives to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence and distress, both in private and public spaces under one roof and facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including police, medical, legal aid and counselling, psychological support to fight against any forms of violence against women. As of now, 758 OSCs have been approved and out of which 708 are operational in 35 States/.

The services of OSCs and WHL are available both in rural and urban areas.

In addition, Government of India has launched ‘Mission Shakti’ – an integrated women empowerment programme as umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women. Its component of Hubs for Empowerment of Women (HEW) under ‘Samarthya sub-scheme, at the National, State/ UT and District level is for facilitating inter-sectoral convergence of schemes and programs meant for women with a mandates to create an environment through awareness generation, sensitization, training etc., in which the women realize their full potential.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha.


The initiatives undertaken and the amount disbursed thereunder as part of Nirbhaya Fund since its inception

Ministries/ DepartmentsSl. No.Project NameAmountDisbursed(Rs. in Cr.) 
Ministry of Home Affairs  Emergency Response Support system (ERSS)364.03 
 Creation of Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF)200.00 
 Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC)142.00 
Sub-project under CCPWC 
 Proposal for providing facility of Social Workers/ Counsellors at the District and Sub- Divisional Police Station Level in Delhi5.01 
 New building with women centric facilities for Special Unit for Women & Children (SPUWAC) and Special Unit for North East Region (SPUNER) at Nanakpura20.18 
 Various other activities under Delhi Police ‘Safety of Women’ Scheme9.96 
 Safe City Proposal for 8 Cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai1349.58 
 Establishment of State of Art DNA Lab. at CFSL, Chandigarh35.40 
 Strengthening DNA analysis, cyber forensic & related facilities in SFSLs in 24 States/UTs i.e. Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, Odisha, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, A&N Islands, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Nagaland162.33 
 Setting up and strengthening Anti-Human Trafficking Units in all districts of States & UTs.99.86 
 Setting up/ strengthening Women Help Desks in Police Stations in all States & UTs (covering 10,000 Police Stations).157.49 
 Proposal for procurement of Forensic Kits for sexual Assault cases29.03 
 Proposal for training of Investigation Officers (IOs)/ Prosecution Officers (POs) through Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) for three years 
 Proposal for training of Investigation Officers (IOs)/ Prosecution Officers (POs) through Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) in FY 2022-230.00 
Ministry of Railways Integrated Emergency Response Management System (IERMS)250.82 
 Provision of Video Surveillance System at Konkan Railway Station17.64 
 Proposal for procurement of Tabs for Security of Women0.00 
MeiTY/ IIT Delhi Development & Field Testing of panic Switch based safety Device for Cars and Buses for aiding Women’s Safety3.49 
Deptt. of Justice Setting up Fast Track Special Courts to dispose off cases pending trial under Rape & POCSO Act434.31 
(Extension of the FTSCs for two more years upto FY 2021-22)0.00 
M/o Tourism Safe Tourism Destination for women in MP6.24 
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Abhaya Project Proposal for safety of women and girl child, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh58.64 
 Women’s safety in public transport, UPSRTC, Govt. of U.P.80.92 
 Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Govt. of Karnataka on Training women for heavy passengers vehicles33.64 
 Proposal of C-DAC for customization, deployment and management of State-wise vehicle tracking platform192.95 
Ministry of Women and Child Development One Stop Centre (OSC)672.26 
 Universalisation of Women Helpline (WHL)74.39 
 Mahila Police Volunteers (MPV)16.32 
 Chirali Proposal, Women Empowerment Directorate4.71 
 and safe Cities Free from Violence against Women and Girls’ Programme, Govt. of M.P.1.04 
 Safety and Security of Women, Govt. of Uttarakhand0.32 
 Nirbhaya Shelter Home, Govt. of Nagaland2.55 
 NICSI for Developing Nirbhaya Dashboard0.24 
 Proposal of Department of Information, MSME & Export Promotion, Govt. of UP: Mission Shakti for awareness and capacity building program for safety and empowerment of women and girls in industrial sectors4.95 
 Scheme for critical care and support for accessing justice to rape / gang-rape survivors and minor girls who get pregnant0.00 
M/o External Affairs Proposal for opening One Stop Centres (OSCs) in 10 Indian Missions abroad0.00 



State/UT-wise amount disbursed during the year 2019-2022 for the initiatives being implemented under Nirbhaya Fund

(Rupees in crore)

1Andaman and Nicobar Islands7.59 
2Andhra Pradesh28.96 
3Arunachal Pradesh21.76 
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu8.34 
13Himachal Pradesh22.30 
14Jammu and Kashmir24.30 
20Madhya Pradesh125.78 
31Tamil Nadu127.22 
34Uttar Pradesh317.82 
36West Bengal29.02