Aswasanidhi Project

The Aswasanidhi project, initiated by the Women and Child Development department, has provided interim financial relief totaling ₹10.17 crore to nearly 1,400 victims of sex crimes and severe gender-based violence since its inception in 2018. The project offers assistance to victims regardless of aid received from the Victim Compensation Fund or other legal provisions.

What are the criteria for eligibility under the Aswasanidhi project, and how is the relief amount determined?

The project covers ten different categories of victims, offering relief ranging from ₹25,000 to ₹2 lakh, depending on the severity of the offense.

What types of offenses make victims eligible for assistance under the Aswasanidhi project?

Victims of various offenses, including rape, gang-rape, unnatural sexual offenses, acid attacks, loss of life, pregnancy due to rape, loss of body parts, miscarriage as a result of sexual assault, and burn injuries, are eligible for assistance under the project. Acid attack victims receive the highest assistance, while victims of domestic violence and trafficking receive the lowest.

Can victims who have received aid from other sources also benefit from the Aswasanidhi project?

Yes, victims are eligible for assistance under the Aswasanidhi project regardless of aid received from the Victim Compensation Fund or other compensation provided by legal provisions.

Which fiscal year saw the highest distribution of financial relief under the project?

The highest distribution of financial relief occurred during the 2021-22 fiscal year when 472 victims collectively received ₹3.78 crore.


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