INR 34.35 crore released to Nagaland under Nirbhaya Fund so far
Dimapur, July 22 (EMN): The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Thursday informed that out of INR 6212.85 crore (including INR 500 crore allocated to Ministry of Women and Child Development in the financial year 2021-22) allocated till date under Nirbhaya fund, a sum of INR 4087.37 crore has been released and INR 2871.42 crore has been reported to be utilised.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Since the inception of Nirbhaya Fund, schemes and projects worth INR 9764.30 crore have been appraised by the Empowered Committee (EC), it was informed.
For Nagaland, as per the Ministry’s report, the EC had appraised the Nirbhaya Shelter Home, Govt. of Nagaland project at INR 2.84 crore.
As per the update, funds released to Nagaland for various schemes and projects under Nirbhaya Fund since its inception is INR 34.35 crore, while INR 21.43 crore has been utilised.
The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development informed that there were no complaints reported in Nagaland in 2016-17, while one complaint was disposed of in 2017-18; two complaints received and one disposed off in 2018-19, and, 319 complaints received and one disposed of in 2019-20.
According to information provided by the state SCPCR, the total number of complaints it received and disposed of during the last five years ( 2016-17 to 2020-21) in Nagaland was 1723 (complaints registered or suo moto) and nil disposed of.
‘An EC of officers constituted under the framework for Nirbhaya fund appraises and recommends the proposals for funding and also reviews the status of implementation of approved projects from time to time in conjunction with the concerned ministries/ departments/ implementing agencies,’ according to the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
‘After appraisal by the EC, the concerned ministries/ departments obtain approval of the competent financial authority (CFA) and release funds out of their respective departmental budgets and implement the project /scheme either directly or through states/ UTs/ implementing agencies,’ it added.