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Special website for missing children on the anvil

Special website for missing children on the anvil
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Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been currently working on a project to create a website that would enable tracking missing children in the country.

Hyderabad: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been currently working on a project to create a website that would enable tracking missing children in the country. This was disclosed by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing a gathering at a programme organised by Tech for Seva (TFS), an NGO, here on Saturday.

He said many children from poor families went missing in this country. “Rich people can find their children if they go missing. Poor people are unable to do so due to poverty. So we have decided to make a portal for lost and found children,” he added. “If you see some poor children on the streets wandering, please take a picture of them and upload that photograph. We will put that in the portal. That picture will be verified on an all India-basis,” he said.

Giving details of the initiatives taken by the IT department, the Minister added the Central government has recently launched an Aadhaar-based digital life certificate for over crore pensioners which would eventually benefit them. He also disclosed that Postal department was in the process of exploring various opportunities in e-commerce business.

The Minister urged the younger generation to come up with ideas that would help bridge digital divide between rural and urban India. “I would expect the great minds in the country to come with ideas in IT, Communications, Medical Defence and Technology which are service-centric or at least pro-people,” Prasad said.

According to the Minister, as many as 85 million bank accounts were opened till Friday in response to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana program initiated by the BJP-government. He hoped that the number would cross 100 million-mark soon. Meanwhile, addressing media, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the development initiatives of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been scaring regional parties in the country.

He said the Union government wanted all-round development across the country. And, the development mantra of Modi had been well-received by the people across the country, he added.

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