Delhi govt to provide water, electricity to old age home

Taking cognisance of the reported deaths of several inmates of an old age home at Rangpuri Pahari area of the national Capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced that it will provide essential services including water, power and sanitation to the facility.

Delhi Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar along with AAP Delhi unit’s convenor and senior leader Sanjay Singh visited the old age home and interacted with inmates to understand their problems.
The AAP government had yesterday <g data-gr-id="21">tasked</g> its Social Welfare Department to prepare a report on the old age home.

While the Delhi government disowned the home saying it was neither “registered nor licensed” by it, Ravi Kalra, the director of the NGO, Earth Saviours Foundation, said that it was “recognised” by the government of India.

“It is further clarified that the said Home is neither registered with the state government nor licensed by it. On receiving the <g data-gr-id="23">report</g> government will decide on what action has to be taken,” a government spokesperson said.

However, an official said that a grant was released four years ago for the home but “its source is not known”.
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