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Begging is illegal in 20 Indian states

According to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, begging is illegal in 20 Indian states. The states which have anti-beggary laws include Bihar, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab. Further, two Union Territories, Delhi and Daman & Diu, also have anti-beggary laws.


Existing State Anti Beggary Laws





































































































































Sl.No.



States/Union Territories



Legislation in Force





States





1.



Andhra Pradesh



The Andhra Pradesh Prevention of Beggary Act, 1977



2.



Assam



The Assam Prevention of Begging Act, 1964



3.



Bihar



The Bihar Prevention of Begging Act, 1951



4.



Chhattisgarh



Adopted the Madhya Pradesh Bikshavirty Nivaran Adhiniyam, 1973



5.



Goa



The Goa, Daman & Diu Prevention of Begging Act, 1972



6.



Gujarat



Adopted the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959



7.



Haryana



The Haryana Prevention of Begging Act, 1971



8.



Himachal Pradesh



The Himachal Pradesh Prevention of Begging Act, 1979



9.



Jammu & Kashmir



The J&K Prevention of Begging Act, 1960



10.



Jharkhand



Adopted the Bihar Prevention of Begging Act, 1951



11.



Karnataka



The Karnataka Prevention of Begging Act, 1975



12.



Kerala



The Madras Prevention of Begging Act, 1945, the TrivancorePrevention of Begging Act, 1120 and the Cochin Vagrancy Act, 1120 are in nforce in different areas of the State.



13.



Madhya Pradesh



The Madhya Pradesh Bikshavirty Nivaran Adhiniyam, 1973



14.



Maharashtra



The Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959



15.



Punjab



The Punjab Prevention of Begging Act, 1971



16.



Sikkim



The Sikkim Prohibition of Beggary Act, 2004



17.



Tamil Nadu



The Madras Prevention of Begging Act, 1945



18.



Uttar Pradesh



The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Begging Act, 1972



19.



Uttarakhand



Adopted the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Begging Act, 1972



20.



West Bengal



The West Bengal Vagrancy Act, 1943





Union Territories





21.



Daman & Diu



The Goa, Daman & Diu Prevention of Begging Act, 1972



22.



Delhi



Adopted the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959





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