The Times of India 08.03.2013
New budget expected to be women-centric
This could be the first time the
civic body is planning to specifically focus on women and girl students
in a major way, although budgetary allocations have been made in the
past for the benefit of students and youth. The only girl specific
announcement in the previous budget was the allocation of Rs 15 lakh for
installing additional sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators
for girl students in six high schools and 14 corporation middle
The proposed corporation budget is expected to have allocations for extending special training in self defence techniques especially for girl children studying in corporation schools. A separate budgetary allocation could be expected for this purpose in the financial document for 2013-14 which will be officially presented after the second week of March. Apart from education, the health sector could also have some allocations made with special focus on women and child welfare. Sources in the corporation indicated that other development and welfare schemes specifically for women will be included in the corporation budget.
Improving the streetlight and road facilities in newly added areas could also have an indirect bearing on the safe movement of residents including women in corporation limits.