Budget 2015: Rs 1,000 crore added to unspent Nirbhaya Fund

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday doubled the budget of the Nirbhaya fund to Rs. 2,000 crore from Rs. 1,000 crore.

hidden February 28, 2015 13:14:02 IST
Budget 2015: Rs 1,000 crore added to unspent Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday doubled the budget of the Nirbhaya fund to Rs. 2,000 crore from Rs. 1,000 crore.

Budget 2015 Rs 1000 crore added to unspent Nirbhaya Fund

Representational image. AFP.

"The government is committed to safety and security of women, and another Rs.1,000 crore has been allocated to the Nirbhaya Fund," said Jaitley while presenting the Union budget.

The Rs.1,000 crore Nirbhaya Fund was announced in 2013 by the previous Congress-led UPA government for the empowerment, safety and security of women and girl child.

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