On Monday a special meet was convened by Jammu Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the NGO Jagriti Mahila Udyog Kendra to discuss the management of shelter home Boria Basti.
NGO Jagriti Mahila Udyog Kendra has been entrusted with the job of managing the affairs of home on day to day basis.
The aim of the meet was to spread widespread information about various aspects of shelter home and the facilities there among the general masses so that the urban shelter less persons can be contacted and accommodated in the shelter home.
Among those who participated in the meet included Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa , Vice Chairman, Jammu Development Authority, Pankaj Magotra, Vinod Malhotra, Secretary Regional Red Cross Jammu, Member State Human Rights, M.I. Zargar, Councilor, Ward No. 48, Sham Lal, among others.
While highlighting the features of the scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless, the Commissioner JMC said that destitute persons are not only being provided food and shelter but also being provided access to various entitlements, viz social security pensions ,PDS, ICDS, identity, financial inclusion, education, affordable housing etc. She urged all the concerned departments for linkage of shelter less persons to these entitlement schemes and sought cooperation of NGOs and social activist for identification and enrolment of homeless persons in the shelter home at Boria Basti, Bahu Fort being managed by Jammu Municipal Corporation.