The government of India has come out with the total number of beggars in the country. As per the data, based on 2011 census released by Union ministry of Social Justice, there are around 4 lakh beggars in total. The highest number of beggars, 81,000, are in West Bengal.
Lakshadweep, a union territory, has only two people (Least) begging for their livelihood. West Bengal is followed by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at number two and three respectively.
Source- The Indian Express
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- Thawar Chand Gehlot is the Social Justice Minister of India.