Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
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SURVEY ON BEGGARS

Posted On: 14 DEC 2021 4:33PM by PIB Delhi

As per Census 2011, there are 4,13,670 beggars and vagrants in the country. The State-wise information is given in Annexure.

A Meeting was held with some of the NGOs/Experts/States working in the field of beggary for Comprehensive rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging on 14.01.2020. After the discussion, Ministry had initiated pilot project on Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging in seven (7) cities namely Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Lucknow, Nagpur and Patna. These pilots are being implemented with the support of State Governments/UTs/Local Urban Bodies and Voluntary Organizations etc., which provide comprehensive measures including survey and identification, mobilization, rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, awareness generation, counseling, education, skill development and sustainable settlement of persons engaged in begging.

 

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme “SMILE - Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”, which includes a sub-scheme - ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging’. This scheme covers several comprehensive measures including welfare measures for persons who are engaged in the act of begging. The focus of the scheme is extensively on rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counseling, basic documentation, education, skill development, economic linkages and so on.

 

Annexure

 

S. No.
 

India/State/UT

Beggars, Vagrants etc.

Persons

Males

Females

 

 

 

 

 

1

JAMMU & KASHMIR

4134

2550

1584

2

HIMACHAL PRADESH

809

504

305

3

PUNJAB

7939

5197

2742

4

CHANDIGARH

121

87

34

5

UTTARAKHAND

3320

2374

946

6

HARYANA

8682

6504

2178

7

NCT OF DELHI

2187

1343

844

8

RAJASTHAN

25853

15271

10582

9

UTTAR PRADESH

65835

41859

23976

10

BIHAR

29723

14842

14881

11

SIKKIM

68

46

22

12

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

114

59

55

13

NAGALAND

124

65

59

14

MANIPUR

263

117

146

15

MIZORAM

53

33

20

16

TRIPURA

1490

607

883

17

MEGHALAYA

396

172

224

18

ASSAM

22116

7269

14847

19

WEST BENGAL

81244

33086

48158

20

JHARKHAND

10819

5522

5297

21

ODISHA

17965

9981

7984

22

CHHATTISGARH

10198

4995

5203

23

MADHYA PRADESH

28695

17506

11189

24

GUJARAT

13445

8549

4896

25

DAMAN & DIU

22

15

7

26

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

19

7

12

27

MAHARASHTRA

24307

14020

10287

28

ANDHRA PRADESH

30218

16264

13954

29

KARNATAKA

12270

6436

5834

30

GOA

247

131

116

31

LAKSHADWEEP

2

0

2

32

KERALA

4023

2397

1626

33

TAMIL NADU

6814

3789

3025

34

PUDUCHERRY

99

54

45

35

A & N ISLANDS

56

22

34

 

INDIA

4,13,670

2,21,673

1,91,997

 

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr.Virendra Kumar in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

 

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MG/RNM



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