The prevalence of beggary is here to stay as there over 4,13,670 beggars, vagrants etc. in the country as per Census 2011.
As per information furnished by Registrar General of India (RGI), only 70,506 beggars out of the total figure of 4,13,670 were disabled.
The prevalence of beggary can be attributed to various reasons including poverty and unemployment, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar informed Lok Sabha here today.
“The States are responsible for taking necessary preventive and rehabilitative steps on the issue of beggary. As per available information, 20 States and 2 Union Territories have enacted their own anti-beggary legislation or adopted legislation enacted by other States/UTs,” Gurjar said.
Parliament of India is the supreme legislative authority in India
Indian Parliament is divided into two houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Indian Parliament is one of the biggest and has a very intricate architecture
Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. It controls and creates all the bills and laws in the country. Parliament of India is bicameral. It is divided into two parts namely Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is called the Lower House and Rajya Sabha is referred to as the Upper House.
Rajya Sabha has 238 members wheres the Lok Sabha seats are 545 is number. The term of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are 6 years and 5 years respectively. The head of the Parliament of India is the Indian President. The proceedings in Lok Sabha is controlled by the speaker of Lok Sabha whereas, in Rajya Sabha, there is a chairman.
Apart from these basic facts, here are some other interesting Indian Parliament facts you may not have known before:
Parliament of India is called the Sansad or Bhartiya Sansad
The Parliament of India is circular in shape which represents the “Continuity.” The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha halls are constructed in the shape of a horseshoe.
The carpets in the halls of the Parliament of India are also very significant. Lok Sabha’s hall’s carpet is green in colour which represents the people that are elected from grass root level. The hall of Rajya Sabha is adorned with red carpet which denotes royalty and is a constant remembrance of the struggle faced by our freedom fighters.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 was passed by a voice vote after rejecting a resolution moved by Revolutionary Socialist Party member N.K. Premachandran that the legislation is circulated for public opinion.