The Social Justice Department has decided to launch a project to set up night shelters for the destitute. The project, ‘Ente Koodu’, will be launched in Kozhikode soon.

Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer told reporters here on Thursday that the estimated cost of each shelter with locker facility and security surveillance cameras had been put at Rs.1 crore. Unlike the present old age homes or care homes, there would be no procedural formalities for admission or release from the shelters.

A recent study had revealed that majority of the destitute are not mentally ill.