The announcement was made by Minister of State for Home (Rural) Deepak Kesarkar while replying to a discussion on crimes at Ashramshalas (government-funded residential schools) in the Legislative Council here Wednesday.
Women will be able to wear them around the neck.
"Such chains are available in several western countries....In the next one month, the technology will be finalised and we will float a tender," said Kesarkar.
A security committee should be set up in every Ashramshala for the security of girl inmates, she demanded.
Also, directions have been issued to appoint committees for dealing with complaints of sexual harassment, as contemplated under the Supreme Court's 'Vishakha judgement', at Ashramshalas, Shinde said.
In Minai case, 14 Ashramshala staff were suspended and an administrator was appointed, the minister said.
Speaking to the reporters later, Kesarkar said the chains (or necklaces) which the government is planning to make available will have a GPS chip and a button, which, when pressed, will alert the nearest police station.
"A monitoring room would be set up in the police control room so that the woman's location can be ascertained," he said.
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