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Govt. to launch ‘Khoyapaya’ website to help trace missing children

The web portal will help families to find their missing children and also enable users to report valuable information. Here is all you need to know about the government’s new Khoyapaya initiative.

Tracing missing children will soon get a little easier with the government starting a web-based platform for people to directly report, track and upload information on missing children.

The initiative Khoyapaya will be launched on June 2 and is expected to play a crucial role in a situation when 11 children are disappearing every hour in the country.

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The first-of-its-kind initiative will be launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

The website will act as the go-to source and have answers to all the queries as to what actions need to be taken in case a child goes missing.

The web portal will enable users to directly report, track and upload information on missing children. It will have three sections: ‘My child is missing’, ‘I have sighted a child’ and ‘Search a missing child’.

The initiative will not only save the distraught families from visiting police stations every other day but will also enable to keep track of their loved ones themselves.



Khoyapaya will also enable general public to become part of the initiative and give them an opportunity to provide valuable information in case they notice a missing kid.

“There is always a lack of information as to what can be done when a person loses a child. Since the police play a very important role, the website will assist people in taking better help of the police,” said a ministry official.

The website will also provide links to court orders where filing an FIR in the matter of a child gone missing will be mandatory and to treat the case as of abduction or trafficking unless proved otherwise in the investigation.

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