Berhampur, Dec 2 (LocalWire) Ganjam and Gajapati administration on Sunday inspected the shelter homes run by NGO Good News India in their respective districts.
District Child Protection Officer and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) members, along with activists of Childline, verified the shelter homes at Saheba Jenapalli in Ganjam district’s Chhatrapur block and B. Sitapur in Gajapati district’s Goshani block.
There are 134 inmates, including 80 girls and 54 boys at the Saheba Jenapalli shelter home, while 159 inmates, including 90 girls and 69 boys are there at B. Sitapur home.
The raids were conducted at the direction of the Odisha government following allegation of sexual harassment by female inmates of Dream Centre Shelter Home at Beltikiri.
“We are waiting the reports from the team. We will take necessary action against the organization as per the provision, if it found illegally” said Ganajm district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
Gajapati collector Anupam Saha said the team was yet to furnish their inquiry report.
“We will take appropriate action after verifying the inquiry report,” he said.
The team verified all aspects of the home, where 159 inmates are housed.
They also interacted with the inmates, especially girls, about their problems at the shelter.