Delhi govt asks MCD to set up more night shelters
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 00:30
  
New Delhi: Delhi Government today asked MCD to set up more night shelters in the city to provide relief to the homeless from the biting cold.

Social Welfare Minister Mangat Ram Singhal shot off a letter to Mayor Kanwar Sain, asking him to set up more shelters for the homeless.

After a Supreme Court directive to authorities to ensure adequate shelters for the homeless in the capital, the MCD yesterday had opened 37 new night shelters in various parts of the city, while Delhi Government had made arrangements to provide shelters to around 10,000 people.

The MCD is currently running a total of 64 night shelters.

The minister said his department would also provide fund to the MCD to set up more night shelters.

Taking a serious view of poor people in the capital suffering due to the biting cold conditions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday had directed the Delhi Government to ensure adequate shelters, blankets and water facilities for the homeless.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 00:30


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