Q. The “Spandana initiative” is often seen in news is related to which of the following state?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Kerala

[C] West Bengal

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: D

It is an initiative of Andhra Pradesh Government to make police stations more approachable for the public, especially women.  

  • Spandana (means response) centers have been established within the premises of all District Collector offices and police stations.  
  • These centers mostly have a female receptionist and other staff members who are trained, briefed and sensitized in handling women victims and complainants.  
  • Spandana centres spread across the district, and each have video conferencing facility, it is easier and cheaper for people to lodge complaints.  

Source: The Hindu