New Delhi: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday state that steps are being taken to curb pornography and that the entire country needs to understand this menace.

The minister was responding to a question raised in the Lok Sabha posed by Kalyan Banerjee, AITC, Serampore (West Bengal). Banerjee asked if there is any mechanism that the Central Government has identified to establish if fake news is being published or printed or if child pornography is being circulated.

The minister also questioned the government on how many such cases have come to light and how many punishments have been meted out.

The minister said that the Central government along with the State Government and police are working together to curb the menace.

"Pornography, particularly child pornography is a serious menace. We are taking a lot of measures. Central Government, State Governments and State police are working together to curb it," Shankar said in Lok Sabha.

While talking about the child pornography on social media, the Union minister also highlighted that there has been a rise of revenge porn in the country.

"In the case of child pornography and abuse of social media for this propagation, we are also taking lots of measures. The entire country also needs to understand this menace. Not only this but revenge porn is rising in the country.

The minister also added that these are issues that need to be addressed together by society, the country, the polity and the parliament.