It is estimated that over 70,000 children go missing in India each year, and as a measure to combat that appalling statistic, the government has launched a portal dedicated to filing reports for missing/found children.
KhoyaPaya, is an initiative by the Government of India to use technology to combat cases of missing children. The program is a perfect example of Modi’s much lauded Digital India scheme put to work for the betterment of the country.
The primary function of the portal is to allow citizens to report cases of missing/found children, while also providing users with statistics of the number of missing children cases being registered.
Further, parents will be able to upload images of their missing children which can be viewed in real time by watchers, in order to reduce the time it might take to spot the child.
KhoyaPaya is a great example of putting technology to work for the betterment of the country, a trend which the government hopes it can kick off to cull various other domestic issues we face.