9,000 beggars picked off Hyderabad streets, 300 sent to rehab

Vastavam web: In an endeavour to make Hyderabad a ‘beggar free city’ 9,000 beggars were picked up and 300 beggars were sent to rehabilitation centres where they would be given education and provided employment informed IG Telangana A Narsimah Prisons Department.” Different programs are organised for them including education program, we are also providing employment to the beggars who are able, or physically fit. It’s not a prison but is more like a rehabilitation centre,” said the IG.” After picking up beggars, if they want to go back to their residences, we will call their relatives and then counsel them and we will release them.

“The motto of Telangana Prison Department is to make the Hyderabad beggar free City and we wanted to implement this drive throughout the Telangana state. The prisons DG has also written a letter to Telangana government to obtain orders to implement the beggar free drive all over Telangana,” said Narasimha.