Barwani (Madhya Pradesh): In order to avoid Indore incident, district collector Shivraj Singh Verma sent an old woman residing on roadside to shelter home.
Soon after receiving information, Verma made arrangements for the woman who lived in a tarpaulin-covered hut on old AB Road near Julwaniya village in the district. On Tuesday, Verma received information through social media, in which one of the users mentioned Hasina Sitaram, living in hut on the roadside. Collector immediately called Rajpur sub divisional magistrate to shift her to the old age home.
Besides, district collector instructed SDMs to ensure that homeless people are shifted to shelter homes or old age homes. Collector also instructed SDMs to take care of their meals, lodging, medication and psychiatric treatment if required. A campaign is being run in the district to send helpless and destitute living on roadsides while begging to shift them to old age homes.
Last week, employees of Indore Municipal Corporation came under scathing attack after they dumped homeless outside municipal limit in biting cold, which caused national outrage.
In a video that went viral, the elderly people were seen sitting dejected on roadside. Their belongings were scattered around. Later, Indore district magistrate Manish Singh apologised to God while attending a religious event at Ganesh temple in Khajrana on Sunday for the inhuman act.