New Delhi, June 29 (PTI) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today launched a mobile application — ReUnite — to trace missing and abandoned children in India. Also Read - Snapdeal Says US Report Placing it on Notorious Markets List 'Ill-informed, Incorrect'

“This effort to reunite parents whose children have gone missing is a wonderful use of technology to address real life social challenges,” he said. Also Read - Swanky Makeover: Railway Ministry Shares Glimpses of Futuristic New Delhi Railway Station | See Photos

The app is multiuser where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birth mark, address, report to the police station, search and identify missing kids. Also Read - After Google, Apple And Amazon Also Remove Parler From Their Platforms Over US Capitol Siege

The photographs will not be saved in the mobile phone’s physical memory.

Amazon Rekognition, web facial recognition service, is being used to identify missing kids, according to a statement by the commerce ministry.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Non-government organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Capgemini has developed this app.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.