Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Prisons and Correctional Services Director General VK Singh said the department has already sent a proposal to the State government in this regard. We are hopeful of getting a positive response from the government within a few days,” he said. The department has set up ‘Anand Ashrams’ at the Chanchalguda and Cherlapally Central prisons for rehabilitation of beggars after starting a drive against the thriving practice in October 2017. drive was launched in coordination with police and municipal officials to make the city free of the menace. As part of the rehabilitation programme, the department is offering a reward of Rs 1,000 as against Rs 500 announced earlier to those who give information on beggars. We have disbursed Rs 16,000 as rewards to those who gave information on beggars.