Assam has the highest number of beggars in Northeast
Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that Assam has the highest number of beggars and vagrants among the entire northeast.
Assam also has the 4th highest number of women beggars in India, the minister informed the house.
According to 2011 Census, Assam has 22,116 destitute people, of which 14,847 are women, against 7,269 men.
The other northeastern states following the same trend in the number of beggars are - Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya.
File photo of beggars