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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
12 JUL 2019 4:42PM by PIB Delhi
Rehabilitation of Orphan and Destitute Children

Children rendered orphan or destitute in various communal, castes violence or climate related disaster in the countryfall within the category of“Children in need of care and protection” as described in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The primary responsibility of execution of the JJ Act, 2015lies with the State Governments. Ministry of Women and Child Development does not maintain specific details of such children.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementinga centrally sponsored scheme i.e. “Child Protection Services” (CPS) (erstwhile Integrated Child Protection Scheme),for care, protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of children in difficult circumstances. Under CPS, financial assistance is provided to State Governments/UT Administrations, inter-alia, for undertaking a situational analysis of children in difficult circumstances, for setting up and maintenance of various types of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) for providing various rehabilitative services through institutional and non-institutional care. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016 framed under JJ Act, inter-alia specify standards for physical infrastructure, clothing, bedding, nutrition & diet, as well as rehabilitation measures such as education, vocational training, counselling, etc.The details of “Children in need of care and protection” who have beenbenefited under CPS during 2018-19 is Annexed.

This scheme does not provide for any component of foreign assistance.

Annexure- I

 

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, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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MM/SB