The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is exploring the possibilities of a scheme for persons engaged in the act of begging.
The Scheme would cover identification, rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counselling, education, skill development with the support of State Governments/UTs and Voluntary Organizations, etc.
The Ministry also provides funds to the National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) and the National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) for the development of members of beggars’ community.
National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation
NBCFDC is a Government of India Undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
It was incorporated under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 on 13th January 1992 as a Company not for profit.
Its objective is to promote economic and developmental activities for the benefit of Backward Classes and to assist the poorer section of these classes in skill development and self-employment ventures.