KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar Municipal Corporation in association with the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas has come to the rescue of the homeless, who had been spending sleepless nights in freezing cold on the roadsides in the town.
Responding to a report published in these columns on Dec 22, the KMC and the EPMA authorities conducted a special drive on Tuesday night to shift the homeless and destitute to temporary shelters. MEPMA project director G Vijayalaxmi, who participated in the special drive, told Express that about 70 orphans and homeless people had been identified and shifted to a school building in the 26th division and the Swadhar home. About 30 homeless women are now taking shelter at the Swadhar home, which is run by an NGO for women.
KMC commissioner Srikesh Lathkar said these two - the school building and the Swadhar- are temporary shelters. “We are planning to provide drinking water and power supply to the school building, allotted to shelter homeless men in Kothirampur area. The drive will be continued,” Lathkar added.