TN government taking steps to eradicate begging

Published: 02nd April 2013 04:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2013 04:39 PM   |  A+A-


Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday said it was taking sincere efforts to eradicate begging in the state.

Replying to a question from DMDK member Arun Subramaniam, Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi said the government has been discouraging the beggars from begging.

She also said 69 persons rescued from begging were being kept at a rehabilitation centre at Melpakkam in Tiruvallur district.

They were being provided food, clothes and trained in life skills, she added.


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