Friday, 4 August 2017

Nearly 89000 children being supported in various Child Care Institutions in the country

At present, 1626 Institutional Care (Homes), 306 Open Shelters and 351 Specialized Adoption Agencies are functional under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICDS) across the country.

            The details of children residing in these institutions which are being supported under the ICPS, as reported by the states/UTs are given below:

Category
Institutional Care [Homes]
Open Shelters
Specialised Adoption Agencies
No. Assisted
Beneficiaries
No. Assisted
Beneficiaries
No. Assisted
Beneficiaries
Total
1626
77161
306
8422
351
3325

          The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed Track Child and ICPS portal for updation of the data base of children in need of care and protection by all State Governments/UT Administrations and other stakeholders such as Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Board, Police etc for monitoring at the central level.       
            This information was given by Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today (August 3, 2017).


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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