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Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation begins training drives for beggars in Jaipur

Reportedly, more than 850 beggars are being tutored with the necessary skills to become cooks, caterers, tailors amongst others.

In a bid to transform Jaipur into a beggar-free city, the Rajasthan government has initiated a program to equip vagabonds with life-sustaining skills and training. As a part of this, beggars have been spotted from various locations in the city and they are being coached in an array of jobs now. Reportedly, more than 850 beggars are being tutored with the necessary skills to become cooks, caterers, tailors amongst others.

More than 1,100 beggars surveyed for this project

Jaipur Police has initiated this new project to revamp the city into a beggar-free territory. After surveying more than 1,100 beggars in the city, the police officials have chosen those individuals who wished for a better life and now, they are being trained at the rehabilitation centre.

As per reports, these beggars are being trained by Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC). Under the initiative called BHOR, these homeless individuals are being coached with vocational skills so that they can lead financially independent lives. Reportedly, the field is decided based on the interest and experience of these beggars and they are being trained under a 3-month professional program.

Scope of the scheme to be extended across other cities in the state

After the execution of the project in Jaipur, the administration is now deliberating upon the extension of this project across different cities of the state too. Reportedly, the Chief Secretay of the state Niranjan Arya has directed officials to plan and implement interventions with regards to this. Thereby, the authorities envision turning Rajasthan into a beggar-free state by giving the homeless, a new chance at life.

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