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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Survey and Data about street children in India

Posted On: 18 JUL 2019 4:34PM by PIB Delhi

Street children, rag pickers, vagabond, runaways and orphans committing petty crimes for subsistence or begging in the country, fall within the category of “Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP)” and “Children in Conflict with Law (CCL)” as described in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The primary responsibility of execution of the JJ Act, 2015 lies with the State Governments. Ministry of Women and Child Development has not conducted any survey or maintained data of such children.

 

India, as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), has committed itself to ensure that all children enjoy their right to survival, development, protection and participation. In pursuance of this the Ministry of Women and Child Development has adopted the National Policy for Children (NPC), 2013 on 26th April, 2013 which affirms the Government's commitment to realization of the rights of all children in the country. It recognizes every person below the age of eighteen years as a child and that childhood is an integral part of life with a value of its own, and a long term, sustainable, multi-spectral, integrated and inclusive approach is necessary for the harmonious development and protection of children.

 

The Policy has identified survival, health, nutrition, education, development, protection and participation as the undeniable rights of every child, and has also declared these as key priority areas. Further the Ministry has also launched the National Plan of Action for Children, 2016 on 24.01.2017 in pursuance of the NPC, 2013 which is availableon the Ministry’s website:www.wcd.nic.in.

 

The details of children who have benefited under CPS during 2018-19 is given below:

 

Details of Child Care Institutions in the country along with number of children residing in these institutions under CPS as on 31.03.2019.

 

S.

No.

State/UTs

Institutional Care [Homes]

Open Shelters

Specialised Adoption Agencies

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

No. Assisted

Beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

66

2316

13

342

14

144

2

Arunachal Pradesh

4

76

0

0

1

9

3

Assam

37

1765

3

51

23

69

4

Bihar

26

1567

5

134

13

138

5

Chhattisgarh

65

2325

10

117

12

120

6

Goa

23

1188

3

378

2

16

7

Gujarat

45

1706

0

0

12

86

8

Haryana

24

1403

21

614

7

47

9

Himachal Pradesh

33

1227

3

38

1

11

10

Jammu and Kashmir

17

823

0

0

2

0

11

Jharkhand

36

992

5

141

15

93

12

Karnataka

80

2998

40

1153

25

107

13

Kerala

30

788

4

100

12

65

14

Madhya Pradesh

67

2804

8

348

26

243

15

Maharashtra

67

2605

3

86

13

136

16

Manipur

42

1160

14

296

7

55

17

Meghalaya

44

960

3

159

3

6

18

Mizoram

36

1195

0

0

5

50

19

Nagaland

39

477

3

35

4

5

20

Odisha

96

6859

12

244

23

223

21

Punjab

13

463

0

0

0

0

22

Rajasthan

85

2459

22

401

24

99

23

Sikkim

12

355

3

60

4

20

24

Tamil Nadu

189

11915

12

264

20

169

25

Tripura

23

717

2

58

6

49

26

Uttar Pradesh

77

3162

20

500

12

120

27

Uttarakhand

20

437

2

50

2

15

28

West Bengal

73

5436

49

1326

32

460

29

Telangana

42

1343

0

0

11

342

30

Andaman & Nicobar

3

101

-

0

-

0

31

Chandigarh

7

252

0

0

2

17

32

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

-

0

-

0

-

0

33

Daman and Diu

0

0

-

0

-

0

34

Lakshadweep

-

0

-

0

-

0

35

Delhi

28

1447

13

380

3

72

36

Puducherry

27

1043

2

42

2

16

 

Total

1476

64364

275

7317

338

3002

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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