Hyderabad: The Prisons Department will now give Rs 1,000 as reward, instead of the earlier reward of Rs 500 to those passing on information on beggars on the streets in Hyderabad.
The rehabilitation programme of beggars which was started by the department last year is getting good response. People have been informing the Prisons Control Room about locations where beggars are found, officials said.
“The number of persons who informed about beggars on roads was 165 on January 1. It dwindled to eight in the next fortnight. It says that the number of beggars sighted on roads has come down,” said V.K.Singh, DG, Prisons and Correctional Services.
Officials said in most cases, people did not want to take the cash reward after informing about beggars.
“So far, cash rewards were given to seven persons only. We now have decided to increase the reward amount from Rs 500 to Rs 1000,” Singh said.