Ministry of Women and Child Development

Care and Protection of Children Affected by Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted On: 22 JUL 2021 4:45PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has asked States and UTs to take immediate action for care and protection of children adversely impacted by COVID 19, in accordance with the provisions of the JJ Act 2015 and Rules thereunder, while leveraging the facilities funded under the Child protection Services scheme. The Ministry has also issued advisories and guidelines for encouraging COVID appropriate behaviour, monitoring of Child Care Institutions and coping strategies during COVID times for mental health support to children and care givers.

As per information provided by States/UTs data of orphan children who have lost their parents to Covid since April 2021 to 28.05.2021 is Annexed.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Annexure

As per information provided by States/UTs data of children who have lost both or either of parents to Covid or have died because of any reason from April 2021 to 28.05.2021 is as follows:

 

Sl. No.

Name of State

No. of orphaned children

1

A&N Island

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

119

3

Arunachal Pradesh

0

4

Assam

3

5

Bihar

0

6

Chandigarh

0

7

Chhattisgarh

16

8

Dadra Nagar Haveli & Daman Diu

2

9

Delhi

1

10

Goa

0

11

Gujarat

45

12

Haryana

0

13

Himachal Pradesh

13

14

J&K

8

15

Jharkhand

11

16

Karnataka

09

17

Kerala

09

18

Ladakh

0

19

Lakshadweep

0

20

Madhya Pradesh

73

21

Maharashtra

83

22

Manipur

1

23

Meghalaya

1

24

Mizoram

0

25

Nagaland

0

26

Odisha

10

27

Puducherry

2

28

Punjab

20

29

Rajasthan

19

30

Sikkim

0

31

Tamil Nadu

8

32

Telangana

23

33

Tripura

0

34

Uttar Pradesh

158

35

Uttarakhand

8

36

West Bengal

3

 

Total

645

 

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