The Ujjawala scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development has specific components for Prevention of trafficking and for Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-integration and Repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. The Ministry has released a total amount of 42 Crore to States/UTs during 2013-16 under the scheme and nearly 18215 have benefited over the same period. During 2016-17 (upto30.06.2016), an amount of Rs 143.07 lakh has been released to States/UTs. The measures taken by the Government under the Ujjawala scheme to create awareness about trafficking of women and children include formation and functioning of Community Vigilance Groups, Social Mobilization & involvement of local communities, generate public discourse through Workshops/Seminars, Awareness through Mass Media And Development and Printing of Awareness Generation material such as Pamphlets, Leaflets and Posters.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishana Raj in the Lok Sabha today.