SMILE- scheme launched in New Delhi; Central Scheme to provide welfare measures to Trans-genders, people engaged in act of begging

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar has said the Government is committed towards bringing in self-confidence and sence of security in the transgender community and those engaged in the act of begging.

Speaking after inaugurating the ambitious SMILE- Support for Marginalized Individual for Livelihood and Enterprise-Scheme of the centre for this community in New Delhi today, he said, this scheme with skill training and modern education will definitely enable transgender community to move forward with the mainstream and this will signify the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas. He said, his Ministry has allocated over 100 crore Rupees budget for this scheme for next five years.

AIR Correspondent reports that this of umbrella scheme of the government which is designed to provide welfare measures to the Transgender community and the people engaged in the act of begging.

The Ministry has allocated 365 crore rupees for the scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26. It includes two sub-schemes – ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons’ and ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging.

The scheme strengthens and expands the reach of the Rights that give the targeted group the necessary legal protection and a promise to a secured life.

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