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Ministry of Women and Child Development RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1338 TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.07.2016 Centralised Data for Missing and Found Children
1338. Shri Rajeev ChandrasekharWill the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-(a) whether the Ministry has taken steps to designate a single central body, which is responsible for maintaining figures on missing and found children from all states and Union Territories; and (b) whether the Ministry would take steps to undertake a vulnerability mapping of trafficking prone areas and districts with the objectives of prevention, awareness generation, and identifying risks involved for child trafficking victims; and (c) if not, the reasons therefor?
Answer MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI KRISHNA RAJ)
(a): No, Sir. (b) & (c): The Ministry is implementing a centrally sponsored, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) since 2009-10 with the objective to create a safety net for children in difficult circumstances. One of the activities under ICPS includes situational analysis of the children in need of care of protection at the district level through District Child Protection Unit.