Performance of Anti Human Trafficking Units

NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK – A SHAKTI VAHINI INITIATIVE

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been implementing a comprehensive scheme for coordinating the national and international response to human trafficking, including strengthening law enforcement response in India through capacity enhancement of responders, including Training of Trainers (TOT) programme and establishment of Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs). Under this scheme, funds to the tune of Rs.8.72 crores were released to all the States for establishment of 115 Anti Human Trafficking Units during the year 2010-11. 104 AHTUs have been made operational. For the year 2011-12, an amount of Rs. 8.338 crores has been released to all the State Governments for establishment of 110 more AHTUs.

Establishment of AHTUs in the State has shown results at the ground level resulting in increase in the number of cases registered, number of rescue operations and more convictions.

This was stated by Shri Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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