Speaking during discussion on a calling attention notice, he said CCTV cameras would be set up in localities reporting missing cases.
Focus would on slum areas where a large number of minor girls reside, he told the Lower House.
The minister said between 2014 and 2016, 32,598 people up to the age of 60 years went missing. Of these, 29,505 were traced.
Patil said in order to trace missing persons, all police stations in Mumbai have been given Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed.
As per Supreme Court directives, a kidnapping offence in filed in case a child under the age of 18 goes missing.
If such children are not traced within four months of filing of the case, the matter is transferred to the Anti- Human Trafficking Unit of the police, the minister said.
Replying to another calling attention notice that highlighted the problems faced by senior citizens, Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole said the age at the which a person is classified as a senior citizen has been lowered to 60 from 65 earlier.
The government has launched several schemes for the welfare of senior citizens, he said.
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