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AI Case Study

New Delhi Police reunites 2900 children who were in temporary care institutions with their families using facial recognition

New Delhi police were able to recognise and return 2930 missing children by comparing photographs of 45000 unidentified children against missing children database. They used facial recognition software from Vision Box to run this pilot program which will now be expanded.


Public And Social Sector


Project Overview

"The Ministry of Women and Child Development have implemented a service called TrackChild under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). TrackChild is a National Tracking System for missing and vulnerable children. It contains an online database of information & photographs of missing children that is accessible to both citizens & officials.

Using the facial recognition system & this database, the Delhi Police Department scanned all images of around 45,000 children within the database & were able to identify 2930 missing children. This reduces the exhaustive approach of manual search and makes for a faster tracking system.

The system was deployed by the police department on a trial basis and within 4 days of its trial run, the technology was used on the faces of 45,000 children living in the city with an aim to track missing children. The system identified 2,930 children correctly in the first four days."

Reported Results

3,000 children have been reunited with their families.






According ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’, an India-based movement campaigning for the rights of children, around 2 lakh children are missing in India and about 90,000 are lodged in Child Care Institutions.



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