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Comprehensive Survey Needed For Rehabilitation Of Beggars: Rajendra Pal Gautam

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The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

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.

New Delhi: 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.

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