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Web portal to trace missing children launched

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khoyapayaThe government on Tuesday launched an exclusive web portal dedicated to tracking down missing children.

The website called “Khoya-Paya” aims to help trace missing children by allowing citizens to post information about a child who is not to be found.

Simultaneously, anybody who has seen a child alone or with suspicious people can post information or photographs of the child on the portal.

Information about missing and sighted children can be uploaded at khoyapaya.gov.in.

The portal is also available as a mobile application.

“This website would be different from the website called ‘track child’ which is at present being maintained by the home ministry,” Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said at the launch of the web portal here.

“The plan originated from the prime minister,” she said.

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the portal was a step towards the government’s vision of bridging the digital divide.

“This website is likely to benefit the poor and under-privileged sections more,” he said.

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