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Functional Family Courts as of May 2016

November 25, 2016 Author : OGD PMU Team

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The number of functional family courts in India was 439 as of May 2016. The top 10 states in terms of the number of functional family courts were: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu as of May 2016.

The number of functional family courts in Uttar Pradesh was 76 as of May 2016. It accounted for 17.31% of the number of functional family courts in India as of May 2016.

The number of functional family courts in Madhya Pradesh was 50 as of May 2016. It accounted for 11.39% of the number of functional family courts in India as of May 2016. The number of functional family courts in Bihar was 39 as of May 2016. It accounted for 8.88% of the number of functional family courts in India as of May 2016.

The number of functional family courts in Kerala was 28 as of May 2016. It accounted for 6.38% of the number of functional family courts in India as of May 2016. The number of functional family courts in Rajasthan was 28 as of May 2016. It accounted for 6.38% of the number of functional family courts in India as of May 2016.

These top 5 states accounted for 50.34% of the total number of functional family courts in India as a whole as of May 2016.

The number of functional family courts in Karnataka was 27 as of May 2016 (6.15% of All India). The number of functional family courts in Maharashtra was 25 as of May 2016 (5.69% of All India). The number of functional family courts in Jharkhand was 21 as of May 2016 (4.78% of All India). The number of functional family courts in Chhattisgarh was 20 as of May 2016 (4.56% of All India). The number of functional family courts in Tamil Nadu was 20 as of May 2016 (4.56% of All India).

The above mentioned top 10 states accounted for 76.08% of the total number of functional family courts in India as a whole as of May 2016.

Note: NA: Not Available; Source: Rajya Sabha Session – 239 Unstarred Question No. 1552.

Resource Title: Number of Family Courts Functional as on May 2016 (From: Ministry of Law and Justice)

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/answers-data-rajya-sabha-questions-session-239

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Source: Rajya Sabha
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