Beggary is serious problem in India which needs to be addressed on priority. Laws against vagrancy and beggary are a means of control over such persons, who constitute a source of potential threat and annoyance to society. However the problem is more of a social issue & needs to be handled accordingly. Systematic training/sensitization Programmes for the concerned State officials and NGOs partners on beggary prevention would go a long way in eradication of this social evil. Social Defence Division of NISD assisted Ministry to organise two National consultative meets on beggary with concerned state secretaries and NGO functionaries and came out with concrete recommendations.