Andhra registered maximum cases of women trafficking in 2010

Andhra Pradesh has the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of women trafficked in the country, followed by Kerala.

Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 00:15 AM IST

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh has the dubious
distinction of having the maximum number of women trafficked
in the country, followed by Kerala.

While Andhra Pradesh had 438 cases registered under the
Immoral Trafficking Act, Kerala had 281, Tamil Nadu 235 and
Karanataka 250 in the last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed
on Thursday.

Orissa had no cases registered for immoral trafficking
as was the case with north-eastern states of Arunachal
Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura, Minister of State for Women and
Child Development Krishan Tirath said in a written reply.

She said that a comprehensive advisory on preventing and
combating human trafficking in India has been issued by the
government to all states and Union Territories.

Further, the ministry has been implementing the
`Ujjwala` scheme, under which financial assistance is being
provided for prevention of trafficking and for rescue,
rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of trafficking
for commercial sexual exploitation.

Trainings are organised for civil society organisation
as well as for sensitisation of law enforcement agencies,
Tirath said.

PTI