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11k people without roof on heads in Diamond City


SURAT: A up to date survey of homeless in city spaces of India beneath the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) has found that 10,945 individuals are homeless in Surat city.

Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) plans to build eight safe haven homes at the price of Rs 11 crore with total capability of 6,000 for these homeless people. One of them with capability of 172 has already started in SMIMER compound where facilities such as anganwadi schooling, sponsored meals, scientific treatment or even milk for infants and pregnant moms is being supplied.

At present, there are 33 families residing in SMIMER safe haven house including 88 men, 54 women, 32 youngsters from 0 to five years age, 03 pregnant moms, two disabled particular person and 12 old-age individuals.

The survey confirmed there were 7,078 homeless males and 3,867 women.

Voluntary and charitable organizations like Tata Trust, Prayas and others are providing them with meals, safe haven, healthcare and elementary schooling.

Gayatri Jariwala, assistant commissioner and in-charge of the challenge mentioned, “Government by myself can’t fulfil all needs of the homeless, but lend a hand from NGOs and fiscal lend a hand coming from a number of firms is making this conceivable.”

With paintings in growth to build seven more such homes to deal with greater than 5800 people by way of the top of 2019 , SMC plans to rope in lend a hand from many quarters so that project to supply safe haven to city homeless is completed .


M Thennarasan, municipal commissioner, mentioned, “Recently, a Supreme Court-monitored committee visited the town to check our facility and the participants expressed pride. This is also part of Smart City challenge to supply accommodation to all migrants who come to city for paintings.”


In January, casual labourer Sangeeta, who was once seven-months pregnant, was once found slumbering at the road. As her haemoglobin was once very low, there was once a danger of her foetus dying. However, scouts from SMC introduced her to city homeless safe haven at SMIMER where she delivered a 2.7 kg baby after right kind scientific treatment and care..


“I have been running and earning my day-to-day bread since I was very young, but I by no means had a roof over my head. Today, I feel glad that no less than my child sleeps in protected surroundings and will get elementary healthcare.”




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