State Govt receives Rs 2856.17 lakh under Nirbhaya Fund from 2016-17 to 2020-2021


Minister in-charge Social Welfare Kyrmen Shylla on Friday informed a total of Rs 2856.17 lakh was received by the state under the Nirbhaya Fund from 2016-17 to 2020-2021 for implementing projects for women safety and security in the state.


Of this, Rs 1794.27 lakh have been utilized, Shylla said while replying to a zero hour notice moved by AITC legislator from Umroi George B Lyngdoh in the Assembly.


The schemes implemented under the Nirbhaya Fund include National Emergency Response System (NERS) Emergency Support System (ERSS) DIAL 112 in which Rs 318.77 lakh out of Rs 463.39 lakh have been utilized, setting up of Women Help Desk in which Rs 25 lakh out of Rs 50 lakh is lying unspent, setting of anti-human trafficking unit at Ri Bhoi at a cost of Rs 7.58 lakh, cyber forensic lab cum training centre at Rs 1.48 crore, hiring of two jr cyber forensic expert as consultant at Rs 12 lakh and capacity building training towards implementation of project at Rs 2 lakh.