TRAFFICKING

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Patna, Sep 20 (PTI) Bihar Minister for Social Welfare Parveen Amanullah today laid stress on preparations ofhuman-trafficking related data base at the district-level inthe state.

Speaking at a workshop jointly organised by the statesocial welfare department and NGO- Save the Children,Amanullah said it had become necessary that every districtshould have data base ready for cases related to humantrafficking.

Talking about the +Astitva+ programme launched by thestate government in 2008 for freeing people from the clutchesof human traffickers, women''s rehabilitation and their uplift,Amanullah said we had been able to constitute anti-humantrafficking coordination committees in 33 of the 38 districtsso far.

"We have also set up 36 anti-human trafficking taskforce in Bihar," she said adding Women Helplines werefunctional in all 38 districts of the state.

The state government had also opened short-stay homesin 32 districts, Amanullah said.

She also stressed the need for the NGOs working inbetter way and increasing their participation for checkingacts of human trafficking.

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