Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in the Disha mobile app outreach program in Gollapudi on Tuesday. The chief minister said women’s safety is the top priority of the state government, adding that the app will be of great benefit to them.
Participating in the Disha app awareness program, he asked officials to launch a door-to-door campaign to raise awareness of the mobile app, ensuring that every woman downloads it.
The awareness program came in the context of the recent unfortunate incident that took place at Prakasam Barrage in which a young woman was raped by two unidentified men while she was dating her fiancé. The Chief Minister said the Disha app can protect girls and women by alerting the police. He said that every home should be made aware of the application and that female police officers and volunteers should be ambassadors for this awareness campaign.
He said more than 17 lakh people have already downloaded the Disha app, and it will reach one crore in downloads, noting that the mobile app has also received four national awards. The Disha app was developed in such a way as to alert the police control room when a woman or girl in distress shakes the smartphone three times with the app or touches the SOS button and ensures a quick response. The app also offers the “Track My Travel” option for travel safety and guidance.
The Chief Minister said that the safety and security of women will not be compromised, adding that 18 Disha police stations have already been set up in the state and Disha law has been introduced.
Further, the Chief Minister said that the state government has brought in 900 mobile patrol teams which have also been set up specially in sensitive areas, while a female police officer has been appointed in the secretariats. of village and district. Reiterating that the government gives top priority to women, he said that in the state cabinet, the posts of Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Home Affairs are held by women.