The scheme was sanctioned during the year 2000-01 with an objective to assist women who are victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and dowry harassment. It aims at providing legal assistance, temporary shelter, financial relief and training to enable them to be self-reliant and also to achieve social and economic empowerment.Santhwana centres are functioning through Government funded NGO's. These centres function 24x7 to provide help to women in distress. Financial relief of Rs.2,000/- to Rs.10,000/- is provided to women victims who have undergone atrocities as per the recommendation of the District level committee.
As of now 187 Santhwana centres are functioning.
A budget of Rs.1180.00lakhs has been alllotted for the implementation of this scheme.
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