The Union Government is planning a scheme to address the problem of beggary in the country by providing shelter, health care and skill development training to the homeless and destitutes.

Through the scheme prepared by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the government is aiming at providing a whole range of basic services like food, shelter, health care, counseling and rehabilitation to destitutes.

According to a senior government official, under this scheme, skill development training will be provided to the able-bodied destitutes so as to bring them back into the mainstream society and provide them a chance to live a life with dignity.

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