Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Beggars

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News:The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has proposed to restructure & formulate a scheme namely Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Beggars.

Facts:

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.