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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has proposed to restructure < formulate a scheme namely &Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Beggars&. It will be a comprehensive scheme for persons engaged in the Act of begging which would cover identification, rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counselling, education, skill development with the support of State Governments/UTs/Local Urban Bodies and Voluntary Organizations, institutions etc. The Union Minister for Social Justice < Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the scheme will be implemented in the selected cities having large concentration of Beggar community during the financial year 2020-2021. He said that the government is working in a mission mode with complete commitment to ‘Har Ek Kaam, Desh Ke Naam’.

Pilot project of this scheme will be initiated during Financial Year 2019-20 subject to submission of city specific Action Plan by the State Governments. 100% Assistance under the Scheme shall be provided to the States/UTs for its implementation.