Talking about women empowerment, the Maharashtra government has set another example. According to Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the first-ever Maharashtra Women Battalion of 1400 women personnel in Katol, Nagpur.
“It has been decided to have state’s first-ever women Batallion of 1400 women personnel in Katol. There will be a need of 100 acres of land for the same.” The minister said in a statement shared on Twitter.
As per reports, a 100-acre training academy is planned to be set up and the force will recruit 1,384 women to be part of the battalion. And if things go as State deputy CM Ajit Pawar’s has instructed, the recruitment process should be completed within a year.
The decision to form this battalion has been taken keeping in mind the increasing violence against women. And this is one way to provide better security to them.
The State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) raised on March 6, 1948, is a special armed force for Maharashtra, and has been a male-dominated force, and lacked an all-women battalion since the beginning. But now, things are changing, and we hope to see many such women lead forces in other states as well.
Along with the Maharashtra Women Battalion, he also mentioned that the state government has decided to recruit 10,000 policemen for the state.