New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that according to the data provided by the states till May 29, there are 9346 such children who have become destitute and orphaned due to the corona epidemic. Or have lost one of your parents.
In a separate note placed before a bench of Justices LN Rao and Aniruddha Bose, the Maharashtra government said that as of May 30, 4,451 children have lost one of their parents as per information received from different parts of the state and 141 such children Whose parents both died.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of such children
The NCPCR, in an affidavit filed through advocate Swaroopma Chaturvedi, said that Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of 2110 such children. Along with this, 1327 children in Bihar, 952 in Kerala and 712 in Madhya Pradesh became orphans or lost one of the parents due to corona epidemic.
The country’s biggest court asked the state governments to upload the data on the NCPCR website ‘Bal Swaraj’ by June 7 and provide details related to the children affected due to the corona virus infection. The Supreme Court is hearing a case related to taking suo motu cognizance of the spread of Kovid in children’s homes.
Data collection being done through Bal Swaraj Portal
The NCPCR said in its affidavit that in view of the increase in the cases of corona and the death of a large number of people, it has become necessary that additional efforts should be made to protect the rights of children. He said that the first step in this direction is to identify the needy children and develop a system to trace such children. The commission said that it has prepared the ‘Bal Swaraj’ portal through which the data of such children is being collected.