Problems of Beggars: A Case Study


The present research paper is an attempt to analyse the socio-economic problems faced by beggars and governmental helps received by them as well as recommended by the authors for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of their life in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The study is based on primary source of data, collected through the field survey in the Aligarh district carried out during 2009. The analysis reveals that poverty, unemployment, lack of electricity, sanitation, potable water and proper housing, non availability of ration card, lack of money for marriage of their daughters, various diseases, etc. are the main problems faced by the beggars. The help received from the government by the beggars merely are voter identity cards and ration cards. This study demonstrates that this section of population is the most poor among the poorest who are still thriving for one of the traditional basic need, that is food, what may be predicted about the status of the other remaining needs (Clothing and shelter). The new additive modern needs (health, education and recreation) are the heavenly dreams to them

Keywords: Aligarh, Beggars, Government services, Problems

Unique Article ID: GJAHSS-136

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