North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
The Haryana Government has set up 103 night shelters across the state to protect the poor homeless from intense cold weather and 30 mobile night shelters will be set up in nine cities within a week, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said here on Saturday.
She said that the Urban Local Bodies Department was making adequate arrangements to provide the facility of night shelter in all municipal areas for poor homeless people. She urged social welfare organizations to come forward and contribute towards better management of the night shelters.
Ms. Jain added that Chief Minister Manohar Lal himself was closely monitoring proper arrangements at these night shelters. The municipal administrations in 80 cities have made adequate arrangements for mattresses, quilts and blankets after identifying night shelters.
Additional arrangements have been sought by the administrations in Gurgaram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Sonepat, Panchkula and Kurukshetra, for which approval for setting up 30 mobile night shelters had been given. Out of these, 17 shelters have already been set up and the remaining would be in working order within a week.
She urged the general public to generate awareness among the needy homeless to make use of these night shelters and also inform the civic authorities and officers of the district administration about any requirement or improvement to be made.