Covid-19 Hit India: Over 30,000 Children Lost Parents Since 39% Aged Between 8-13 Years

Covid-19 Hit India: A complete of 30,071 youngsters in India — a majority 39 per cent of them aged between 8 and 13 years — have been both orphaned, misplaced one guardian, or deserted between April 2020 and June 5, says knowledge from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

As per the info, submitted by the NCPCR within the Supreme Court final week, 3,621 youngsters have been orphans, 26,176 have misplaced one guardian and 274 have been deserted between April 2020 and June 2021. It is vital to notice that the info was regardless of the reason for dying and coronavirus is probably not the explanation for all the youngsters impacted. Also Read – Assam Lockdown: Curfew Timing to Change with Revised SOP – Check Timing

Covid-19 Hit India 30,000 youngsters, 15,620 have been boys whereas 14,447 have been women. Four transgender youngsters have been additionally impacted.

The age group between 8 and 13 years was essentially the most impacted — 11,815 youngsters in this age group have been both orphaned or have misplaced one guardian or deserted. A complete of 5,339 youngsters between 16 and 18 years of age have been additionally impacted. Over 2,900 youngsters have been beneath three years. Further, 5,107 have been between 4 and seven years whereas 4,908 have been between 14 and 15 years of age.


The knowledge says that Maharashtra reported most numbers as 7,084 youngsters have been orphaned, deserted, or have misplaced a guardian – accounting for about 24 p.c of the overall tally.

In Maharashtra – among the many most impacted states because of the infection- 217 youngsters have been orphaned and over 6,865 youngsters misplaced both guardians. Two youngsters have been deserted. In Uttar Pradesh, 3,172 youngsters have been impacted.

States the place over 2,000 youngsters impacted have been: Rajasthan (2,482), Haryana (2,438), Madhya Pradesh (2,243), Andhra Pradesh (2,089) and Kerala (2,002). In Bihar 1,634 youngsters have been impacted whereas in Odisha 1,073 youngsters have been affected.

As per the NCPCR, this data was supplied by the states and Union Territories on its ‘Bal Swaraj’ Portal. The portal was created amid the rising downside associated to youngsters in want of care and safety.

On May 26, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani mentioned 577 youngsters throughout the nation have been orphaned after their dad and mom died to COVID-19 since April 1 this yr.

Till date, 3.77 lakh folks have died in India resulting from coronavirus for the reason that starting of the pandemic.

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