An enormous consciousness drive to discourage individuals from giving alms to beggars is ready to start in Varanasi on Sunday. The ‘Bhikshavriti Mukt Kashi’ (beggary-free Kashi) campaign goals to free the temple metropolis of the issue within the subsequent 15 days, district officers mentioned.
In line with an official assertion, district Justice of the Peace S Rajlingam on Saturday held a gathering with officers of various departments to debate the modalities of the campaign, as a part of which ‘bhikshus’ (beggars) will even be counselled.
A staff has been constituted that can rescue ‘bhikshus’ within the metropolis from March 13 and ship them to Apna Ghar ashrams and shelter properties, the communique mentioned, including officers of the municipal company and police division will unfold public consciousness concerning the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Beggary Act, 1975.
The extra municipal commissioner was instructed to prepared amenities at shelter properties and put up signal boards discouraging beggary.
Chief growth officer Himanshu Nagpal sought cooperation from NGOs Apna Ghar and Roti Financial institution. The extra municipal commissioner, district social welfare officer, officers of the police division and others have been current within the assembly.