Union Budget increases allocations for women’s development and healthcare
The Union Budget has allocated a tremendous increment for Delhi Police’s share of the Nirbhaya Fund, from 3.4 crore rupees in 2016-17 to 28.9 crore rupees in the 2017-18 period. The allocation was welcomed by the Delhi Police, who had written to the Home Ministry about requirements like CCTVs, police infrastructure and women empowerment activities.
The Delhi Commission for Women has received an increment from 7 crore rupees to 20 crore rupees. At the Central level, the Ministry for Women and Child development has received a 20% increase in budget allocation and The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana scheme also saw an increase from 634 crore rupees to 2700 crore rupees. The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program has also been given an overall budget of 200 crore rupees this year.
The National Health Mission which covers most primary healthcare centres also got a hike of 3000 crore rupees.