MONDAY 23 JULY 2018 HYDERABAD | PAGES 16 BEGGAR-FREE CITY 300 beggars sent to rehab centre OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In continuation with ‘Beggar-free city’ drive, a large number of beggars were picked up by Prisons Department on Sunday. 300 beggars were sent to rehabilitation centres where they would be given education and skills for employment. The beggars violating the rules were shifted to the rehabilitation centre at Chanchalguda prison. Earlier, the GHMC kept the drive on hold after the rumours spread that the drive was initiated because of Ivanka Trump. Orders were issued about the prohibition of beggars who were seeking alms on the roads in Hyderabad. Execution of Mission Bhagiratha works in top gear 03 Goshamahal ACP Narender Reddy said, "The process was going on well since the last one-and-a-half month. We have conducted several programmes for beggars. Cots, mattresses, TVs and pillows were provided to them, we are also giving educational and moral classes.” Deputy jailor, deputed to Anand Ashram, Chanchalguda Jail, Subhash said, "Beggars diet is much better than prisoners, we are spending Rs 90 per head for one day, for prisoners it is Rs 68 to 70 per head, per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with two times tea, is provided and egg twice a week with non-veg on Sunday.”
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