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Himachal seeks India Reserve Battalion for women

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister on Friday called on here and requested him to sanction one more (IRB) for women.

Thakur said the state is giving priority to women empowerment and their safety. Various measures have been taken that include setting up all-women police stations in districts.

He apprised the that there are seven IRBs in the state, out of which one is all-women battalion.

"If another battalion is sanctioned to the state, it would go a long way in strengthening the efforts being made to empower women," an official statement quoting the said.

Thakur also sought funds on account of heavy losses suffered during the monsoon last year. He said an inter-ministerial team visited the state to assess the losses and requested to expedite funds' availability.



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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 18:20 IST