Kolkata, May 22 UNI | 2 months ago

A new anti-human trafficking task force is being set up by the West Bengal government to human stop trafficking and rehabilitation of the survivors.

Christened as '3R', the task force will consist of police and CID officials, representatives from the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata.

The state government has already taken a series of steps to combat human trafficking. From extensive campaigns to immediate administrative actions, what is needed is being done effectively, official sources said here today.

West Bengal accounts for 86.0 per cent (49 cases out of 57 cases) of the total cases of selling of girls for Prostitution and 17.2 per cent (41 cases out of 237 cases) of the total cases of 'procuration of minor girls for prostitution' NCRB 2009.

A number of steps have been taken by the government to combat trafficking of women.

The state government has already recruited village volunteer forces. CID has also formed a special cell to combat trafficking.

Rehabilitation through Ujjwala - two homes has been sanctioned under the rehabilitation component, one at 24 Parganas (S) and the other at Jalpaiguri.

Rehabilitation work is going on through vocational training like tailoring, computer training, shola work, beautician course and others, sources added.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)