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Nirbhaya Fund for Forensic Laboratories

New Delhi: The proposal of MHA to set up a model Forensic Science Lab at Central Forensic Science Lab, Chandigarh with advanced infrastructure and equipment responsible for conducting forensic analysis of all cases in the country including sexual assault, criminal paternity and homicide has been appraised by the Empowered Committee (EC) under Nirbhaya Fund with financial outlay of Rs. 99.76 Cr.

MHA has submitted a Proposal for Upgradation of DNA Facilities in four State Forensic Science Laboratories at U.P (Agra), West Bengal (Kolkata), Maharashtra (Mumbai) and Tamil Nadu (Chennai). MHA was advised to rework and submit a cogent proposal by EC in its meeting held on 04.06.2018.

The above Information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Rajya Sabha, today.

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