Prahlad Kumar, Patna. The Social Welfare Department is working continuously for the eradication of the practice of begging in Bihar. According to the department, 14 thousand beggars have been linked with Aadhaar in Bihar so far. At the same time, 207 beggars have been linked to the Swavalamban scheme and employment has been started by giving them 10 thousand rupees. All of them have stopped begging.
Under the Chief Minister’s Beggary Prevention Campaign, now service and peace cottage will be started in 13 districts soon. Where physically handicapped and evicted or homeless beggars will be given free living, food and medical facilities. Under this scheme, peace and service cottages are running in 12 districts, where 600 beggars live. Those who are associated with small businesses.
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Beggars and helpless people are moving ahead with their skills by living in the cottage. Due to which the social welfare department also benefits. The bags made by them are being used in many departments. At the same time, other types of ingredients i.e., pickles, papads are also being made. Which is being taken to the market.
New service and peace cottage will start in these districts
Araria, Aurangabad, Gopalganj, Jamui, Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Rohtas, East and West Champaran, Samastipur, Sitamarhi and Vaishali.
There is free arrangement for 50 beggars in every cottage
There are 50 beggars living in each cottage, who are physically handicapped, thrown out of the house, unclaimed. They are rescued through the district administration. When cottages are started in new districts, the district administration will rescue such beggars there too, so that they can live their own life by working away from begging. There are total 12 Sewa and Shanti Kutir in Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, Munger, Darbhanga, Saharsa, Saran and Bhagalpur.
Bihar should be free from begging. Work is being done under the Chief Minister’s thinking regarding this. Beggars are being linked to self-employment. Awareness campaigns are being run at every level to make them aware.