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As per the information available on the website of Registrar General of India, number of children (Age up to 14 years) engaged in the act of Begging are attached at Annexure. These figures are based on Census 2011.

Department had launched the SMILE scheme , however the modalities of the implementation of the scheme namely “SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise” are under consideration.

Annexure

Annexure referred to in reply to Part (a) of the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 960 to be answered on 13/12/2022 regarding “Issue of Begging”

 

Sl. No. India/State/UT Child (0-14 Years)
1 JAMMU & KASHMIR 990
2 HIMACHAL PRADESH 178
3 PUNJAB 1214
4 CHANDIGARH 11
5 UTTARAKHAND 274
6 HARYANA 1171
7 NCT OF DELHI 290
8 RAJASTHAN 7167
9 UTTAR PRADESH 10167
10 BIHAR 3396
11 SIKKIM 1
12 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 24
13 NAGALAND 20
14 MANIPUR 34
15 MIZORAM 6
16 TRIPURA 43
17 MEGHALAYA 38
18 ASSAM 686
19 WEST BENGAL 3216
20 JHARKHAND 1254
21 ODISHA 905
22 CHHATTISGARH 1065
23 MADHYA PRADESH 2592
24 GUJARAT 1982
25 DAMAN & DIU 8
26 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 0
27 MAHARASHTRA 3026
28 ANDHRA PRADESH 3128
29 KARNATAKA 1602
30 GOA 24
31 LAKSHADWEEP 1
32 KERALA 202
33 TAMIL NADU 572
34 PUDUCHERRY 9
35 A & N ISLANDS 0
INDIA 45296

 

This information was given by The Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment Shri A. Narayanswamy in the Lok Sabha in a written reply

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