New Delhi: In a bid to curb the rampant human trafficking, the Home Ministry is all set to open special anti-human trafficking cells across hundreds of districts in the country to keep a tab on trafficking and ensure proper rehabilitation of victims.

“The government has decided to open special anti-human trafficking centers across 330 districts of the country. The states will get financial assistance from the Centre in this regard,” Additional Home Secretary, B Bhamti told reporters after the concluding ceremony of the three-day workshop on human trafficking.

IGNOU in partnership with Ministry of Home Affairs, Bureau of Police Research andDevelopment and Centre for Social Research organised a national level workshop for nodal officers of all state governments and Union Territories with a view to empower them through training and capacity building about anti-human trafficking.

The police personnel who will be deployed at these centers will undergo special trainings through a six month course prepared by IGNOU.

As many as 110 anti-human trafficking cells are already operational while work on another 110 centers is in progress.

The CBI has also launched 24-hour helpline number and announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh to the informers who help the investigating agency to deal with cases of trafficking.

(JPN/ Bureau)