Shelter home for domestic violence victims

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Bhopal, Sep 5: Women affected by domestic violence will be accommodated in shelter homes in all districts. The state government has already launched 'Usha Kiran Yojana' to enforce the provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Rule 2006.

In Satna, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Gwalior, women facing domestic violence will be given shelter in Nari Niketans, where widows, destitute and abandoned women were given accommodation at present.

Besides shelter, such women would also be rehabilitated, official sources said.

Shelter homes are at present being run in eight districts, while such homes will be started in other districts also, the sources added.

Registered service providers running shelter homes were being paid a maximum Rs 5000 per month as rent, while Rs 1200 would be paid per case for providing shelter to a violence-hit woman. Rs 100 would be given directly to the beneficiary for purchasing soap, oil, tooth-powder, etc.

The state government has already appointed 367 Protection Officers from among Child Development Project Officers, who will review implementation of the Act every month to ensure that there is no delay in providing shelter and help to violence-hit women, the sources added.

UNI

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