New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Sunday stressed the need to conduct a survey on beggars in the city for their rehabilitation.
At a meeting with NGOs working for rehabilitation of beggars and homeless people, concerned departments and the Delhi Police, the minister said a comprehensive survey is a prerequisite for successful rehabilitation of beggars.
Gautam said there's a need to develop a holistic model for prevention of beggary and rehabilitation of beggars in Delhi.
'We cannot resolve the problem of begging without looking into the underpinning social and economic causes,' he said.
A comprehensive survey will form the basis of targeted interventions catering to different segments and categories of beggars, he said. PTI GVS TDS TDS