News:The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has proposed to restructure & formulate a scheme namely Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Beggars.
About the Scheme:
- Implementation: It will be implemented in the selected cities having large concentrations of Beggar community during the financial year 2020-2021.
- Coverage: It will cover persons engaged in the act of begging to provide identification, rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counselling, education, skill development with the support of State Governments /UTs/Local Urban Bodies and Voluntary Organizations.
- Funding: The Central Government will provide 100% Assistance under the Scheme to the States/UTs for its implementation.