NightShelter

NIGHT SHELTER:-

The Urban Homeless (UH) population s are among the most vulnerable populations in the country, forced to lead brutalized lives without dignity. Homeless people are invisible in the public policy , even though they are visible every single day to policy makers as they drive on city streets. They live in our cities virtually as non-citizens . they are forced to live and sleep each night under the open sky braving the bitter winter cold, the merciless summer heat and the deluge of the monsoons.

The largest majority of the homeless people sleep on pavements and sidewalks, under ledges of shops and homes, in marker corridors, at bus-stands and railways stations, and outside places of workship, often in daily danger to their lives from rash and drunken drivers. In some cities, it was noticed that there seems to ba clear preference among single women to live in shrines, families on pavements and children in bus stands and railway stations

OBJECTIVE :-

The Honorable Supreme court of India in Writ Petition No 196/2001 PUPL (People Union for Civil Liberties ) vs Union of India and others has mandated for provision of Night Shelters to the Urban Homeless , living in cities

The Objective is to establish Night Shelters with basic facilities in the cities so that shelterless spend the night without fear of cold and danger.

The larger objective is to bring them to the mainstream of the society by converging the benefit under various welfare programmes of the Government and provision the same to the Urban Homeless.

Accordingly , 8 City Corporations in Karnataka have taken up this programme of providing Night Shelters to the shelterless people. They are ,

1.BBMP

2.BELGAUM

3.BELLARY

4DAVANAGERE

5.GULBARGA

6.HUBLI-DHARWAD

7.MANGALORE

8.MYSORE

The Survey of Night shelterless people has been completed in all the 8 cities with NGO Involvement. A Taskforce was constituted under Deputy Commissioner of the District .the places where the shelterless people are found have been mapped / are being mapped.

The data has been fed into the online application developed for the purpose

It is envisaged to take up rapid survey of the Night Shelterless people and documents the same . The Honorable Supreme court has set the norm that there should be a Night Shelter with the basic provision for every one lakh population

CURRENT STATUS:-

22 temporary Night Shelters have already been set up with basic provision like Toilets, Drinking Water, Food, Blankets/Beds, Medical Facilities, facility for keeping their belongings and caretaker with security.

The cities have tied up with NGOs such as Lead NGO , Partner NGOs / Organizations who have experience in dealing with different categories of shelterless

The Cities have also established 24X7 helpline for Night Shelters and the cititizens

To Create awareness about the Night Sheltersless people among the citizen comphrehensive publicity drive will be taken up through different media

To start with, temporary Night Shelters have been established to learn about the depth of the problem and intricacies of operating & maintaining the Night Shelter. later permanent Night Shelters will be established with type designs as per the special requirements of the Night Shelterless people.

The Nodal officers for the Night Shelter Programme are as mentioned below:

Sl.

No.

Name of the ULB

Name of the Nodal Officer

Designation

Mobile No.

 01.

Mysore

Smt.Deena

 

Skill Development & Livelihood Expert

9008799281

Sri. Bhyralingaiah

Community Development Expert

9740556548

02.

HDMC

Sri.S.H.Naregal

Special Officer HDMC

9448415331

03.

Managalore

Smt.Meghana  

Revenue Officer

9844475498

04.

Belgaum

Sr.Ramesh Nyamagowder

AEE, A.C.(I/C)

9448481279

05.

Davangere

Sri.Gadigesh

Community Affairs Officer

9480473123

06.

Gulbarga

Sri.Devendra Kattimani

Skill Development & Livelihood Expert

9845873208

07.

Bellary

Sri.G.L.Gowda  

Community Affairs Officer

9986199953

08.

BBMP

Sri.S.Rajaram

Additional Commissioner(Welfare), BBMP

9480685342