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3.18 lakh children missing since 2014, MP tops list: Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha

In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Irani presented the data according to which Madhya Pradesh was followed by West Bengal with 47,744 such children and Gujarat (43,658).

Published: 06th December 2019 11:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2019 11:27 PM   |  A+A-

Smriti Irani

Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A total of 3.18 lakh children, including 52,272 in Madhya Pradesh, have gone missing in the country since 2014, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.

In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Irani presented the data according to which Madhya Pradesh was followed by West Bengal with 47,744 such children and Gujarat (43,658).

The details of missing children were reported on web portals TrackChild and 'Khoya-Paya' which are used to track them.

The data is from January 1, 2014 to December 4, 2019, the Union minister said.



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