The Comptroller and the Audit of India during 2009-2014 evaluated the implementation of laws and systems that advocate the protection and welfare of children in the state of Maharastra- where there live about 100 million people and revealed the "absence of state plans" to help them.

The Hindu State, is responsible for providing the necessary care to children suffering from abuse and exploitation -created an index of Gender Child Ratio (CSR for short), which calculates the number of women per thousand men in an age range of 0-6 years.

The auditors found that the CSR dropped because of "female infanticide, deliberate neglect of health, malnutrition and insecurity" of girls.

In Beed, a city in central Maharashtra, the decreasing of girls in comparison to boys was reduced from 913 persons in 2001 to 894 in 2011. One of the principal causes for malnutrition of the "supplemental iron and folic acid" which is why 34% of girls experienced a "lighter weight" over the years audited.

This scenario is even more serious in Nandurbar -a district located northwest of Maharashtra-. There, the percentage audited on a sample of infant deaths from malnutrition rose to 79% during the same period.


The report also realized that the right of access to free and required education was not protected. The Watchdog found a "significant number of girls between 11 and 14 who were outside the education system."

This situation is compounded by the "inadequate infrastructure in schools." Of the 66,444 public schools evaluated in Maharashtra, 756 "did not have separate bathrooms" for women and men, 51,375 had "no functional toilets" and there wasn’t "water availability in 41,291.”

In 686 schools "there is no drinking water," said the audit team, and in 12.183 they had "no electricity."

Health Centers

The Anganwadi Centers -which mean "courtyard shelter" in languages of India- are places of public attention that the government installed to provide basic health care in the villages.

The Audit of India visited 97,155 centers and stated that "53% have no sanitary facilities" and "84% have no electricity."

In regard to the social plan for the rehabilitation of victims of rape, sexual abuse and "acid attacks," the auditors determined that there were "a large number of infants who could not get help because of a shortage of funds."

The oversight body concluded that while the Crime Acts to protect children who are sexually abused entered into force in 2012, "the government has yet to devise guidelines to assist the girls."