TN govt taking steps to eradicate begging: Minister

Tamil Nadu Government today said it was taking sincere efforts to eradicate begging in the state.

Updated: Apr 02, 2013, 16:51 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government today said it was taking sincere efforts to eradicate begging in the state.

Replying to a question from DMDK member Arun Subramaniam, Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi said the government has been discouraging the beggars from begging.
She also said 69 persons rescued from begging were being kept at a rehabilitation centre at Melpakkam in Tiruvallur district.
They were being provided food, clothes and trained in life skills, she added.

PTI