Delhi Govt mulls new facilities for homeless people
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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.

PTI


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


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