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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
26-February-2015 15:45 IST
Empowerment of Begger Population

As per the State-wise Census 2011 details furnished by the Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, the number of Beggars, Vagrants etc.  in India is as follows:

i)   Total Beggars, Vagrants etc    – 413670

ii)   Child Beggars, Vagrants etc   -   45296

iii)  Total Disabled Beggars, Vagrants etc – 70506

Total Disabled Beggars, Vagrants etc. : Census 2011

Area Name

Persons

Male

Female

 

2

3

4

INDIA

70506

43141

27365

State - JAMMU & KASHMIR (01)

834

603

231

State - HIMACHAL PRADESH (02)

148

112

36

State - PUNJAB (03)

1296

825

471

State - CHANDIGARH (04)

33

28

5

State - UTTARAKHAND (05)

551

385

166

State - HARYANA (06)

825

606

219

State - NCT OF DELHI (07)

588

407

181

State - RAJASTHAN (08)

2331

1588

743

State - UTTAR PRADESH (09)

6003

4220

1783

State - BIHAR (10)

5276

3399

1877

State - SIKKIM (11)

39

22

17

State - ARUNACHAL PRADESH (12)

10

7

3

State - NAGALAND (13)

42

26

16

State - MANIPUR (14)

69

44

25

State - MIZORAM (15)

20

15

5

State - TRIPURA (16)

147

78

69

State - MEGHALAYA (17)

117

60

57

State - ASSAM (18)

5311

2884

2427

State - WEST BENGAL (19)

13798

7697

6101

State - JHARKHAND (20)

3224

1849

1375

State - ODISHA (21)

6550

3850

2700

State - CHHATTISGARH (22)

2537

1329

1208

State - MADHYA PRADESH (23)

4868

3135

1733

State - GUJARAT (24)

1686

1179

507

State - DAMAN & DIU (25)

5

5

0

State - DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI (26)

5

2

3

State - MAHARASHTRA (27)

4456

2738

1718

State - ANDHRA PRADESH (28)

5593

3343

2250

State - KARNATAKA (29)

1891

1178

713

State - GOA (30)

39

24

15

State - LAKSHADWEEP (31)

0

0

0

State - KERALA (32)

945

665

280

State - TAMIL NADU (33)

1239

821

418

State - PUDUCHERRY (34)

23

11

12

State - ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS (35)

7

6

1

 

India/State/Ut

Persons

Males

Females

 

2

9

10

11

 

INDIA

45296

24378

20918

 

JAMMU & KASHMIR

990

553

437

 

HIMACHAL PRADESH

178

87

91

 

PUNJAB

1214

669

545

 

CHANDIGARH

11

8

3

 

UTTARAKHAND

274

166

108

 

 HARYANA

1171

712

459

 

 NCT OF DELHI

290

152

138

 

RAJASTHAN

7167

3770

3397

 

UTTAR PRADESH

10167

5695

4472

 

 BIHAR

3396

1840

1556

 

SIKKIM

1

1

0

 

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

24

11

13

 

 NAGALAND

20

11

9

 

MANIPUR

34

16

18

 

 MIZORAM

6

4

2

 

TRIPURA

43

29

14

 

MEGHALAYA

38

20

18

 

ASSAM

686

366

320

 

WEST BENGAL

3216

1705

1511

 

 JHARKHAND

1254

659

595

 

ODISHA

905

491

414

 

CHHATTISGARH

1065

524

541

 

MADHYA PRADESH

2592

1461

1131

 

 GUJARAT

1982

1095

887

 

 DAMAN & DIU

8

3

5

 

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

0

0

0

 

MAHARASHTRA

3026

1629

1397

 

ANDHRA PRADESH

3128

1504

1624

 

 KARNATAKA

1602

793

809

 

 GOA

24

12

12

 

LAKSHADWEEP

1

0

1

 

 KERALA

202

94

108

 

TAMIL NADU

572

295

277

 

 PUDUCHERRY

9

3

6

 

A & N ISLANDS

0

0

0

 

 

The States are responsible for taking necessary preventive and rehabilitative steps. As per available information, 20 States and 2 Union Territories have enacted their own anti-beggary legislation or adopted legislation enacted by other States/UTs. Presently, there is no Scheme of the Central Government on Beggary. National Consultation Meetings were held with the representatives of Central/State Governments, NGOs, Institutes and Individual Experts in the field of Beggary to discuss the issues related to Beggary. In these meetings, it was inter-alia, recommended to explore the feasibility of framing a Central Scheme for rehabilitation of Beggars. Accordingly, a Scheme for Rehabilitation of Beggars/Destitutes is under formulation.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.

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