13 August, 2022
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To address the enduring issue of destitution and beggary, the Government of India has developed the comprehensive SMILE (Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise) scheme.
As part of the "SMILE-75" Initiative, 75 Municipal Corporations (MC) will provide thorough rehabilitation for beggars in the spirit of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
MCs will cover several comprehensive welfare measures for persons who are engaged in the act of begging.
About the SMILE 75-Initiative
The sub-scheme of: Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Persons Engaged in the Act of Begging is one of its components.
What is the status of Beggars in India?
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