Night Shelters

The ultimate goal of the National Housing and Habitat Policy 1998 is to ensure that the basic need to Shelter for All is fulfilled in a time-bound manner and a better quality of life is provided to all the citizens of the country by harnessing the unused potential in the public, private and the household sectors. Till such time this goal is achieved, it is necessary to provide some kind of shelter to the absolutely shelterless urban population including street children and destitute women in urgent need of shelter to protect themselves against the vagaries of nature.

As per the 1991 census the percentage of the absolutely houseless households was 0.24% compared to 0.34% in 1981. Thus even though there has been some reduction in the percentage of absolutely houseless, the need to provide night shelter facilities to such people with some basic facilities for sanitation, remains.

In this backdrop, there is an urgent need to continue the ongoing 'Shelter and Sanitation Facility for the Footpath Dwellers In Urban Areas', now renamed as "Night Shelters for Urban Shelterless" with more vigour and will.

'ABHINAV SAMAJ' is committed to arrange shelter and sanitation facilities to such needy people with cooperation of Government as well as public/other agencies.

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