In an attempt to help locate missing children, India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development created TrackChild, an online database where photos and information of missing and found children can be shared amongst citizens, police and agencies.
Still, it hasn’t been enough.
"India currently has almost 2 lakh [200,000] missing children and about 90,000 lodged in various child care institutions. It is almost impossible for anyone [to] manually go through photographs to match the children," Bhuwan Ribhu, an activist from child rights organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), told The Better India.
That’s why BBA created the FRS system.
Often missing children have been sold off and become victims of child labour or human trafficking, and many cases of missing children still go unreported.