Cuttack District Tops Beggars Count In Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Cuttack district has the highest number of beggars in Odisha, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability Minister Ashok Panda told the Assembly on Saturday.

The minister said there a total of 6,390 beggars in the state. Of these, Cuttack district tops the list with 1,060 beggars, followed by Balangir (708), Mayurbhanj (485), Ganjam (458), Puri (120), Malkangiri (21) and Boudh (19).

Of the 30 districts in Odisha, Deogarh has the least number of 16 beggars, he added.

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