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Battling COVID-19 crisis: Municipal Corporations to set up feeding centres for beggars amid lockdown


  • The ministry aims to not only ensure that the beggars don't starve but also identify beggars and rehabilitate them once the lockdown is over
  • Ten Municipal Corporations including those in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangaluru, Indore, Patna, Nagpur and Lucknow to immediately start feeding centres for 1 lakh beggars
  • The entire project of rehabilitation of persons engaged in beggary would be funded by the central government

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the difficulties faced by beggars amid the 21-day lockdown in the wake of deepening coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked 10 Municipal ...


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