District Child Protection Officer Suryachakraveni on Thursday called for streamlining of the NGOs working for child workers in West Godavari district.

Speaking at a meeting on child rights here, she said all the NGOs were in a bind over securing lincence from the government to work for child workers. The engagement of NGOs in service activities involving child workers and destitute women without licence attracts criminal action against them, she warned. Ms. Suryachakraveni said that there were 75 NGOs claiming to be working for the welfare of children. But only 15 of them were registered, she said.