‘Aashray’, ‘Shubhalakshmi’, ‘Rajshree’, ‘Mukhbir’ and India’s first woman patrol team to be launched in Udaipur. Seems like Vasundhara government is determined to empower women with rights, resources and appropriate facilities. In 2013, Rajasthan government launched ‘Aparajita’, India’s first one-stop crisis management centre for women at Jaipuria hospital. Now, the state is committed to carry this tradition forward. Rajasthan government plans to set up 15 centres on the lines of Aparajita. These centres will be funded by a special ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ formed by the Centre, in the honour of late Jyoti Singh, an unfortunate victim of 2012 Delhi gang rape incident.
New One-Stop Crisis Management Centres will Provide Shelter, Medical and Legal Help to Women facing Atrocities in Daily Life…
In last 3 years, Jaipur based Aparajita has provided relief to about 2,145 women so far. Authorities tried to extend help in the form of legal services, food, shelter, medical aid and police help to women suffering from atrocities and violence. In last few years, several cases cropped up wherein women were devoid of family support and needed protection. 325 such women were provided shelter in last few years.
Considering the massive success of Aparajita, Rajasthan government will set up 15 centres, one in each district, mainly Ajmer, Karauli, Chittorgarh, Jalore, Bhilwara, Tonk, Bikaner, Baran, Pali, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer, Rajsamand, Dholpur, Hanumangarh and Pratapgarh. Each centre will be spread over a distance of 300 square yards and will be constructed within 2 km range of district hospitals so as to extend medical aid in case of injuries.
The total budget estimated for each centre was calculated as Rs. 48.69 for construction and Rs. 30 lakhs per year for its operation. Funds for construction and maintenance of these centres will be transferred by the Centre to district collectors through PFMS (Public Finance Management System).
The Centre will shortly allot funds to various districts for the commencement of this project. A special management committee led by district collector and women empowerment department commissioner will take over its functioning.
With these centres, the government aims to identify crime against women and to make them self-sufficient.