660 Nirbhaya centres for crimes against women

At least 660 rape crisis centres will be established across the country and named as Nirbhaya centres, as a tribute to the victim of 16 December, 2012 Delhi gang rape case. The centres will be set up in all the 640 districts and 20 additional locations in the country and the project will cost 477 crores approximately, women and child development ministry officials said.

The women and child development ministry has already prepared the concept note which has been approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) and has been sent to various stakeholders like ministry of law, finance, tribal affairs, health, social justice and empowerment and minority affairs seeking their suggestions.

These Nirbhaya Centres will act as one stop centre for women victims of molestation, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and provide them medical assistance, police assistance, psycho-social support and counselling, legal aid and temporary shelter.
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