At least 78 million people are homeless in India despite the country growing in global economic stature. However, it still ranks as the 124th wealthiest country in the world as of 2003. More than 90 million people in India make less than $1 USD per day, thus setting them below the global poverty threshold. The ability of the Government of India to tackle urban homelessness and poverty may be affected in the future by both external and internal factors.
Some of the problems leading to homelessness include: disability (either mentally, physically, or both), lack of affordable housing (considering that a basic apartment in India costs approximately $177 USD per month), unemployment (either seasonal or through economic hardships), and changes in industry. Jobs involving heavy industry and manufacturing (that require only a high school level of education) are being replaced by service industry jobs (which may or may not require a high level of edu
Provide to shelter facility to the homeless
A large proportion of homeless are construction workers and rickshaw pullers. Many of those who mentioned 'Daily Wage Worker' as their occupation would be doing construction linked activities. Hence many of the shelter needs can be fulfilled with the resources from labor department.