Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1754
ANSWERED ON MARCH 12, 2015
Orphanages in Country
1754. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) the number of orphans in the country;
(b) the number of approved orphanages in the country; and
(c) Government's data about the condition of orphans not placed in approved orphanages?
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)
(a): No such data is maintained centrally.
(b): There are 1389 Children Homes and Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAAs) in the country which are being funded under the centrally sponsored Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) being run by this Ministry.
(c): No such data is maintained centrally.