The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.
Coming down hard at the centre and state governments, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government to call a meeting of chief secretaries of all states to ascertain steps taken to provide shelter to homeless people in the winter season.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited pavement-dwellers and night shelters in the state capital, apparently to get the first-hand account of prevailing conditions there and check government preparedness.
Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has come forward with an unique idea of providing night shelters to the homeless people. The newly formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to modify abandoned buses and turn them into night shelters.
Coming to the rescue of homeless people who have been spending nights amidst biting cold in the open in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced that it will provide porta cabins to such people.
The Supreme Court directed all states and union territories to ensure that no night shelter was demolished amid the biting winter cold and slammed the DDA for demolishing two such facilities in the capital.