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Delhi Govt mulls new facilities for homeless people

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:16

New Delhi: The Delhi Government is
considering a host of facilities for homeless people in the
city, including offering cooked food at nominal rates at
various places across the national capital.

Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta said NGOs may be given the
responsibility to provide cooked food at nominal rates to the
homeless people.

He said the government has prepared a plan to provide
various services to the homeless people which will cost the
exchequer over Rs 60 crore annually.

Mehta will meet representatives of 28 NGOs tomorrow to
discuss the proposal of offering food to the homeless people.

"The food will not be free. It will be offered at
nominal rates," he said.

He said the government was considering a host services
including providing proper health care to the homeless people.

Last month, Delhi High Court had slammed the MCD and
Delhi Government for failing to provide shelters to the
homeless people following which a number of night shelters
were set up by the authorities.


First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:16

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