GUWAHATI: Homeless people of the city will get some relief with the state social welfare department planning to construct eight night homes for them. After developing eight such homes with funds to the tune of Rs 80 lakh, the social welfare department have now started picking the homeless begging in front of temples and streets.
The department, which launched a mission to make the city free of the shelterless last year, is now in the process of shifting the homeless these homes. "We have started to pick up the homeless from various parts of the city. On February 13, many beggars who used to live on the pavement in front of the Sukreshwar temple in Pan Bazar have been put into these shelters developed and renovated by the social welfare department. Till date, 37 homeless people have been brought to these shelters," said Hemi Bora, district social welfare officer, Kamrup. Read more
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