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Mumbai beggars earn Rs 180 crore a year

July 19, 2006 21:20 IST

Beggars in Mumbai earn Rs 180 crore a year, the state legislative council was informed Wednesday.

Stating this in the House, Minister of State for Social Justice Dharmaraobaba Atram said amendments will be made in existing rules to curb the activities of beggars.

Vilas Awchat (Shiv Sena), who raised the issue through a short discussion, said according to the provisions of a legislation enacted in 1959 to curb begging, those who sought relief for people affected by disasters could also be prosecuted. Once this flaw was noticed, necessary amendments were made, he said.

The number of beggars in Mumbai, which was 20,000 in 1963, rose to three lakh in 2004, he said.

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Number of User Comments: 13

Sub: i dont believe this....

i think they have done a big mistake while calculating the beggers earning. if a begger earns so much money then the begger will not ...

Posted by rakesh brahmankar

Sub: hardly touching the earnings of only one minister

180 Cror between 3 lakh baggers is not a big ammount if compared to the earning of only one Minister. If Ministers collaborate with baggers ...

Posted by chetan vadher

Sub: one beggar earns 6000???

what is this??? no data for proof... is it like 3 lakh beggars together earn 180 crore... which comes to 6000 rs a year=== 500 ...

Posted by vetri

Sub: Mumbai beggars earn Rs 180 crore

What sort of an article is this? No proof to back up the story, no examples nothing. Just a 2-3 line statement? I believe rediff ...

Posted by Sunil

Sub: What's the big deal?

Rs. 180 crore shared by three lakh beggars works out to Rs. 6,000/- per annum per beggar. The headlines insinuate that the beggars make a ...

Posted by Anand



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