Budget: Rs. 1000 cr for Nirbhaya Fund
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday reiterated his commitment to fulfill the promises he made during last year on girl child.
Towards this, in the Interim Budget 2014, an amount of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated under Nirbhaya Fund during 2014-15 as well.
Chidambaram informed that the fund will be a permanent fund and declared the grant of Rs. 1000 crore as non-lapsable.
In order to support more proposals, the Finance Minister proposed to contribute another sum of Rs. 1000 crore next year.
(Posted on 17-02-2014)