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Beggars, labourers take Delhi shelter board's help to tackle cold

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

With Northern witnessing winter days for the last couple of days, beggars and labourers are taking help from shelter board in to fight the cold

Speaking to ANI, a labourer from Assam, Azim, who is currently residing in Yamuna Bazar, said, "We work the entire day in this cold and in the night we sit around a bonfire to warm our body."

Cold has intensified in in the past few days.

Another daily wage worker, Neeraj, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur said facilities like blankets and mattresses are given to the people in the night shelters at Kashmiri Gate's Hanuman Mandir.

"I have been living here for the past one year. I had no place to live but then I got to know about the shelter board.

Since then I have been living here. Facilities like blankets and mattresses are given to the people here. For drinking water a dispenser has been installed," he added.

He further said that a doctor also visits for a routine check-up every week.

"There is no here but we get tea in the morning," added.

However, the beggars and labourers in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya are facing extreme difficulties in fighting the bone-chilling cold in the region.

Due to the cold conditions, there has been a considerable decrease in devotees, making Surya Ghat and in Ayodhya seem deserted.

After fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, the has intensified in the northern part of the nation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 06:36 IST
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