Safe City Project

Safe City Project

Posted On: 24 MAR 2021 , Delhi

 ‘Police’ and ‘Public order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. The responsibilities to maintain law and order, protection of life and property of the citizens including crime against women are with the respective State Governments. However, as part of several initiatives for safety of women by the Government, Safe City Projects have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Nirbhaya Fund scheme in 8 cities (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow & Mumbai). These projects involve identification of hot spots for crimes against women and deployment of various components including infrastructure, technology adoption, and capacity building in community through awareness programmes. The project implementation is regularly reviewed by the State Level Apex Committee. Specific details are not maintained in the Ministry. However, details of funds released to States/UT by the Ministry, year-wise, for implementation of the projects are given below:

CityFunds released (In Rs. crore)
2018-19 2019-202020-21
Mumbai   87.47   56.17Nil
Kolkata   47.57     8.00Nil
Chennai169.37   71.41Nil
Hyderabad 83.14  39.94Nil
Ahmedabad 51.55  42.8737.64
Lucknow 62.89    Nil26.54
Delhi 64.67 268.60Nil
Bengaluru167.26   NilNil

The criteria for selection of next batch of cities have not been decided. Further, new projects would be dependent on demand assessment and project feasibility.

Safe City project guidelines provides the States/UT to converge with other ongoing projects/schemes, including Smart City Project.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Author: sarkarimirror