Bhubaneswar: In a resolute effort to transform Bhubaneswar into a beggar-free city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has embarked on a comprehensive campaign to eliminate begging from public spaces. This initiative aims to address the safety concerns associated with unauthorized gatherings, particularly in areas like traffic signals, bus stands, and railway stations.
At the heart of this campaign lies the establishment of a Beggar Rehabilitation Centre (BRC), equipped to accommodate up to 200 individuals. The BRC provides essential facilities such as food, healthcare, and counselling services, fostering a supportive environment for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
To effectively tackle begging at critical locations, the BMC has formed three specialized teams, partnering with law enforcement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These teams are empowered to rescue beggars and transport them to the BRC, ensuring their well-being and safety.
The BMC’s unwavering commitment to creating a beggar-free Bhubaneswar has garnered recognition from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This commendation serves as a testament to the corporation’s dedication to transforming the city into a safer and more inclusive space for all.