Spending of money for women's services held up in India

"A parliamentary standing committee report has drawn attention to the under-utilisation of the Nirbhaya funds, saying that most of the money is lying idle.

"It has been brought to the notice of the Committee that for the past 3 to 4 years, almost all the funds are lying idle. It is a complete irony that on one hand, crimes, against women are on the rise and on the other, funds allotted to tackle this issue has remained un-utilised," said the report, headed by Satyanarayan Jatia, BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh."