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Census of homeless

Staff Reporter

DINDIGUL: Enumeration of persons, who do not have houses to stay and live on platforms and public places, has commenced within Dindigul municipal limit, in order to provide stay halls for them to stay at night. Officials have started counting the heads at Dindigul railway stations, bus stand, market and other public places within the town limit, said Collector K.S. Nagarajan here on Wednesday.

In a release, he said that the State Government has chalked out a special plan to provide stay halls with basic amenities to such persons to stay at night. Toilet and bathing facilities will be provided in the halls. If they have children, arrangements will be made for them to admit in schools, he added.

OAP scheme

Candidates aged 65 and above and living below poverty line are eligible for old age pension. Value of his residence, such as hut or tiled house should not exceed more than Rs.5,000. He or she should not have male children aged above 18 years. Similarly, differently abled persons aged above 45 are eligible to avail assistance from aged persons. Eligible candidates may contact the special tahsildar or District Differently Abled Rehabilitation Officer.

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