MHA grants Rs 100 crore for women help desks in police stations

For setting up women help desks in police stations across the country, the Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund, a statement issued by the ministry said on Thursday. In the statement, the ministry said, "Women help desks would focus on making the police stations more women friendly and approachable, as they would be the first and single point of contact for any woman walking into a police station." "Essentially, lady police officers would be deployed at these help desks," the statement added.

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