How Modi Govt plan to make Ayodhya & 30 cities beggar-free? Bhiksha-Vritti Mukt Bharat Explained
The Modi government has identified 30 cities for conducting a survey and relocating adults engaged in begging, especially women and children.-
PM Modi's vision to transform India into a 'developed' nation by 2047 seems to have kickstarted. There are many videos & vlogging videos of foreigners visiting India available on YouTube that showcase the 'Two India' due to the presence of poorness and beggars on the streets of India especially at the famous tourist spots. While the 'two India' may not be good for the country's global image, it is the harsh reality of the world's largest democracy. Unless and until, India does not empower and employ beggers, PM Modi's vision to see India as a developed nation by 2047 is far from reality. Understanding this, the Modi Government has launched Bhiksha-Vritti Mukt Bharat and under this, the government has identified approximately 30 cities of tourism significance and vowed to make the region 'beggers free' by 2026. Now, the question arises what is Beggers' free India and how does the Modi Government plan to eradicate beggars? Let's understand in detail-
Bhiksha-Vritti Mukt Bharat explained
The Modi government has identified 30 cities for conducting a survey and relocating adults engaged in begging, especially women and children. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is trying to assist district and local authorities in pinpointing the hotspots located in these cities across the nation. The Ministry's goal to make these locations 'beggar-free' by 2026. Initially, only 30 cities have been identified as hotspots but more cities might be added to the list over this period.
These cities are all known for their religious centers, historical significance, and tourism. The implementation is being done under a subset scheme of 'Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprises' (SMILE). A few of the famous spots that have been identified to make it beggar-free are- Ayodhya, Amritsar, Trimbakeshwar, Ujjain, Kangra, etc.
What will happen to the beggars?
The ministry funds the implementation of the action plan under SMILE and Bhiksha-Vritti Mukt Bharat in each of the identified districts. The blueprint of the plan begins with the survey, mobilization, rescue, and finally relocation to a shelter. This is how the beggars are shifted from the spot. Thereafter, their rehabilitation program will start. To be precise, these people will get education, skill development, and employment. This will also help the rescue persons to reunite with the mainstream population.