GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Women and Child Development
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1373
ANSWERED ON MAY 07, 2015
Increase in Orphans Population of Bengaluru
1373. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state;
(a) whether the Ministry has taken cognisance of the fact that reports suggest that there are over 20 million orphans in India which is more than double of the census 2011 population figures for Bengaluru; and
(b) whether the Ministry has taken any step to conduct a fact finding study on the number of orphans in India, and their living conditions in such orphanages, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI)
(a) & (b): No, Sir. The Ministry has not taken any step for conducting a fact finding study about the number of orphans in India and their living condition in orphanages.