Nagpur Municipal Corporation has opened four temporary shelter homes for the homeless people living on the streets. The shelter homes started by the Social Welfare Department of NMC were opened in view of cold weather in the region.
The shelter homes are near Meetha Neem Dargah, Samvidhan Chowk, Gaddigodam Sadar and Indora. Thirteen people were shifted to the shelter home at Indora with the help of local police.
The project was initiated under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner Dr Abhijit Chaudhari, Additional Commissioner Dr Sunil Lahane, Deputy Commissioner of Social Welfare Vishal Wagh and Social Welfare Officer Dr Ranjana Lade. The staff of the department is working hard to provide the necessary facilities to the homeless people.
The urban shelter homes with a facility of 250 beds are being provided blankets, hot water etc under the Deendayal Antyoday Yojana and Urban Civil Facilities Mission. A total of 25 beds are reserved for women. The citizens above 60 years of age and persons with disabilities are provided all the facilities free of charge. A Total of 225 people have been accommodated in the shelter homes. These urban shelter homes are located at NMc Buty Girls School, Temple Bazar Road, Sitabuldi; Biodhisatva Beghar Niwara Kendra, Indora; Sawali Beghar Niwara Kendra, Hansapuri; Ashray Beghar Niwara Kendra, Satranjipura Zone old building; Apulki Shahari Beghar Niwara Kendra, samaj Bhava, Indora Math Mohalla; Astha Rehabilitation Centre, Ghat Road. Regular health check-up are carried out.