New Delhi : The government released Rs.101.6 million in 2006-07 for the welfare of street children under a programme that benefited as many as 32,931 kids.
The goal of the 'Integrated Programme for Street Children' is to achieve full and wholesome development of children without homes and family ties.
The scheme includes the setting up of 24-hour drop-in shelters with facilities for night stay, safe drinking water, bathrooms, latrines, first-aid and recreation, an official release said here.
The programme also includes non-formal education and training facilities for meaningful vocations, trades and skills to enhance their earning capacity.
Under this scheme, grant-in-aid is released to several NGOs who work for the welfare of street children.