New Delhi: Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of child trafficking
cases in the country followed by West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and
Delhi, Minister of state for Home Jitendra Singh informed the
Rajya Sabha Wednesday.
Citing data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB),
Singh said a total of 2,12,318 child trafficking cases have been
registered in the country in three years, between 2007 to 2010.
"A total of 41,137, children from Maharashtra, 38,454 children
from West Bengal, 28,873 from Madhya Pradesh and 17,305 children
from the national capital were found missing since 2008 to 2010,"
No child was found missing from Jharkhand from 2008 to 2010.
According to Singh, the Ministry of Home Affairs has released
funds to the tune of Rs. 8.72 crore and Rs.8.338 crore in the year
2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively for establishment of 225
Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTU).