The Maharashtra state government will initiate biometric records of all NGO run orphanages, in addition to the ones run by the state. All this to ensure that grants disbursed by the state government reach the needy. For the same, the government has decided to call for a meeting of all the respective members of the Legislative Council and experts, to discuss the condition of orphanages in Maharashtra.
In response to a query brought up during question hour in the Legislative Council, Vidya Thakur, Minister of state for women and child welfare said that the state didn't have records of the numbers of children in NGO run orphanages, despite the state having disbursed the monthly grant to them. Hope that after the initiative of government clear picture will come out and it will help in further planning to uplift the condition of orphanages.