Endless protests and discussions have been in order over these topics, but eventually, governments have extended their solidarity on the issue and enforced stringent laws that ensure the safety of women and children. The government of Maharashtra launched the Maharashtra Manodhairya Yojana to this effect.

The Maharashtra Manodhairya Yojana 2021

The Maharashtra Manodhairya Yojana essentially is an online platform for acid attacks/rape victims/children who are victims of sexual offences. This scheme essentially offers financial support to the victim and the victim’s family who have to go through a considerably tough time all alone.

The scheme was launched all the way back in 2013, and since then it has provided monetary compensation to several victims – the amount ranging from ₹1 lakh to ₹10 lakh, depending upon the severity of the case, and the crime faced by the victim.

Through the implementation of the Manodhairya scheme, the highest compensation would be provided to only those women and children who suffer from complete mental or physical disability after the crime has been committed on them.

Salient features of the Maharashtra Manodhairya scheme

Here are some of the important features of the scheme:

In conclusion

Rape victims and victims of abuse have it tough for themselves. Endless procedures and court hearings can be quite harrowing, to levels unimaginable. In order to mitigate the situation for the victims and to offer them financial assistance to reach out to the resources needed to cope up with the situation is what the Government of Maharashtra aims to do.

With the implementation of the scheme, the government aims to make the statement that no matter what, the government is always out there to help the victim, alongside the assurance that evildoers never get to escape the rightful hands of justice.