27-February-2015: There are 745 Child Care Institutions and 105 Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAA) which are being run by the State Governments and UT Administrations in the country, being funded under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).
The maximum number of 72 Child Care Institutions are being run in the state of Tamil Nadu, followed by Karnataka (70) and Andhra Pradesh (67). The state of Rajasthan is having the maximum number of Specialised Adoption Agencies (33).
Under ICPS, a sum of Rs 12726.95 lakh was allocated for Child Care Institutions and Rs 915.35 lakh were allocated for Specialized Adoption Agencies during 2014-15.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.