On top of the list of missing women in India: Maharashtra

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On-top-of-the-list-of-missing-women-in-India--MaharashtraAmong all states, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest number of missing women in 2021, with a reported count of 56,498.

An Overview of the News 

  • In 2021, a total of 375,058 women (above 18 years) were reported missing in India, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as mentioned in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) press release.

  • Additionally, 90,113 girls (under the age of 18) were also reported missing in India during the same year.

  • The second-highest number of missing women was in Madhya Pradesh with 55,704 cases.

  • Following closely, West Bengal reported 50,998 missing women, while Odisha recorded 29,582 cases in the same year.

  • Compared to the previous year, in 2020, there were 320,393 women and 71,204 girls reported missing across the country.

  • Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra were the two states that witnessed the highest number of missing girls and women from 2019 to 2021.

  • In the three-year period from 2019 to 2021, a concerning total of 10,61,648 women and 2,51,430 girls went missing in India.

About Maharashtra

  • It is a state located in the western part of India and covers a significant part of the Deccan Plateau.

  • Chief Minister - Eknath Shinde

  • Governor - Ramesh Bais

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