Manodhairya Scheme for Women and Children

The number of rape cases has increased staggeringly over the last couple of years. And while the jurisdiction towards it may take time, the recuperation of the victim stands to be of utmost importance. 

Keeping in mind the health and wellbeing of the victim, the Government of Maharashtra introduced the Manodhairya scheme – a compensation scheme for the medical expenses a victim faces due to rape or acid attacks. 

Salient features of the Manodhairya scheme: 

  1. The survivors of rape and child assault are assured to get financial assistance from the State. 
  2. The value of assistance offered would range from Rs 2-3 lakhs, depending upon the severity of the case. 
  3. The family of the victim can avail legal and medical aid along with the rehabilitation and counselling provided under the scheme
  4. 3/4th of the financial aid provided to the victim would be invested as a Fixed Deposit and the remaining amount will be credited to the victim’s bank account. This is to offer compounding interest towards the aid of the victim, as every penny counts in such matters. 

Funding provisions

Considering how rampant such attacks on women are, the state would have to assign a whopping amount for the mere implementation of the scheme. Bearing in mind the unfortunate reoccurrence of such acts, the state has allotted Rs 15 Crore through the Department of Child Development and Women. 

However, no amount can ever be enough for rape cases across the nation and more funding would always be appreciated by the department.

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