The Government is open to all options for controlling the menace of trafficking. An Inter- ministerial Committee (IMC) with concerned stake holders, Ministries/ departments of Government of India along with representatives of some State/UT Governments and CSOs under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Women and Child Development has been constituted to tackle the menace of trafficking.
As per Ministry of Home Affairs, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) the total number of cases of Procuration of minor girls has risen from 231 in the year 2006 to 2465 in the year 2016. Further, number of cases of Procuration of minor girls during the year 2014 was 2,020 which increased to 3,087 in the year 2015 i.e. 52.8 per cent increase. The Government is seized of the problem as trafficking in human beings is one of the largest organized crime violating basic human rights. Trafficking in human beings may be for sexual exploitation and many other forms including forced labor etc. As per NCRB report 2015 there is an increase of 25.8% in cases of human trafficking (6,877 cases in 2015 compared to 5,466 cases in 2014) during 2015 over 2014.
This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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