‘Crime against women has dropped by 12%’
SAFETY Kataria said apart from 5 districts, crime against women has gone down in Rajasthan between 2013 and 2017
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Wednesday said that crime against women had reduced by 12 per cent in the state between 2013 and 2017 and that Mahila desks have been established in most police stations.
The minister also said that Mahila police stations had been set up in 40 police districts of Rajasthan. He said that apart from five districts, crime against women has come down in other districts. “In five districts —Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Barmer and Baran — crime against women have gone up between 2013 and 2017,” he said.
Kataria was replying to a question raised by Pilibanga MLA Dropati Meghwal. He said there are 40 police districts in Rajasthan and each district has a women police station. At present, there was no proposal to open a women police station in each sub divisional headquarters. “There is one mahila thana in Kota where 330 cases have been registered, six districts where 200 to 300 cases, and 17 districts where 100 to 200 cases have been registered and 16 districts where 0 to 100 cases have been registered,” he informed the house.
Reacting to a suggestion by the MLA, Kataria said that the government will increase representation of women in community liasoning groups (CLGs).
MLA Tarun Rai Kaga raised the issue of officials issuing eviction notices to 37 Pakistani Hindu migrant families settled in Barmer as the land belongs to the forest department. The families had migrated in 1971 in the aftermath of 1971 Indo-Pak war. Kaga also raised the plight of 52 Hindu families from Pakistan. State revenue minister Amra Ram assured the house that all cases will be considered and land allocated at a suitable location.
The assembly also had a discussion on budget proposals for 2018-19. The state budget will be passed on March 6. State industry minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat tabled output budget for 2016-17 and outcome budget for 2017-18 in the assembly.
Laxmangarh MLA Govind Dotasara raised the issue of lack of doctors in trauma centres in Sikar. In his reply, state health minister Kalicharan Saraf said that out of six sanctioned posts in the trauma centre, only one is vacant. Dotasara, however, was not satisfied with the reply and said that two doctors named by the minister were working in CHC and not in the trauma centre.
During zero hour, MLA Navneet Lal raised the issue of crops drying up in Banswara due to the poor condition of the canals. The state PHE minister Rampratap Goyal admitted that the canals need upkeep and tenders for works worth Rs 159 crore has been sanctioned in this regard. There was some sharp exchange between MLA Shubkaran Chaudhary and home minister Kataria over the functioning of CID-CB (criminal investigation department, crime branch).
When newly elected MP from Ajmer Raghu Sharma entered the VIP gallery of the Assembly, MLA Dotasara demanded that the whole house should greet the minister. The speaker and the MLAs from all the parties greeted Sharma amid the exchange of barbs between Dotasara and state panchayati raj minister Rajendra Rathore.
Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria.