Khoya Paya Web Portal – Government portal to report lost /found launched

Good news now government has launched a new portal for lost and found named as “Khoya Paya Web Portal”. Official website of web portal is Khoyapaya.gov.in Main aim of this web portal is to inform on missing of lost and founds of children,The Khoya Paya portal is a citizen based website to exchange information on missing and found children. It has been developed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). Launched by Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Menka Sanjay Gandhi and Union Minister of Communications & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad jointly at a function organised at National Media Centre in New Delhi on 2nd June, 2015.

How to report under Khoya Paya Web Portal

The Khoya Paya website is an enabling platform, where citizens can report

  • missing children
  • Found children.
  • . The reporting can be done through text, photographs, videos and other means of transmitting and uploading information to the KhoyaPaya site.

Around 70,000 children go missing every year in India, Gandhi said, citing figures from the National Crime Records Bureau. But only 73,597 children have been traced between January 2012 and April 2015, according a survey held in country.Child rights activists and government officials say that many of the country’s missing children come from poor rural areas or urban slums where they are at high risk.

KhoyaPaya is a citizen centric portal for the missing and vulnerable children, where any citizen can register with the portal and provide information about a missing or sighted child, without waiting to complete the legal formalities. The information supplied by the citizen would be made available for public view after quick moderation, thereby saving the valuable time. The citizen can further do searching of the database of the children by matching the attributes of the lost/sighted child. This also considerably reduces the time for the relevant information to reach the affected citizen. The mobile app facilitates the user in providing details of sighted children.

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