Rescued victims of trafficking will get some sigh of relief as the central ministry of finance has decided to form a task force to carry out financial help operations to the ones affected.
The victims will be issued valid id cards and a bank account so that money can reach them directly without any hustle.
The task force will include other NGOs, women ministry, child ministry, health ministry, home ministry, UIDAI, NACO and will be headed by Anindita Sinha Ray, director of the department of financial service and will also have members from biggest public banks- State bank of India & Punjab National Bank. Sources said that after the bill against child trafficking will be passed in Rajya Sabha, the centre of finance will issue 10 crores for the rescued victims.
The decision came after various NGOs especially working in Bengal found that hundreds of the rescued women had little means to go back to their normal lives.
In comparison to other states, Bengal has the highest rescue rate of the trafficked women. According to the data released in last July, the ministry of home affairs has stated that the state has managed to rescue a total of 46,152 missing children between 2012 and 2017. The development will be a boost for Bengal, whose recovery rate of 67%-77% in a year is decent when compared to other states.
Sources reveal that aspiring girls from poor families and underdeveloped areas are the ones who are forced into prostitution.