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Trafficking monitor on anvil

Ranchi, May 26: The state, with the help of private companies and NGOs, will set up a core committee to check trafficking of children. The proposal was mooted today at a workshop in Ranchi.

The core committee or the facilitating unit will have representatives from the state social welfare, tribal welfare, human resource development and public relations departments and Jharkhand Education Project Council.

The participating companies are Confederation of Indian Industries, Tata, Jindal, ArcelorMittal and SAIL while the social organisations are Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children, CARE, Population Foundation of India and Asian Development Research Institute.

The committee will carry out a survey in all the districts of the state to find out how many children are missing. They will also develop a network with placement agencies to determine how many children have migrated outside the state for jobs.

Rehabilitation homes will also be set up in all districts to provide shelter to trafficking victims. The committee will also prepare a report and submit it to the state.

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