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Jan 30, 2009

District Rehabilitation Centre Distributed 1.12 Cr Aid

The District Rehabilitation Centre has distributed aid worth Rs.1.12 crore to disabled persons, according to a press release from the district administration. It said 16 physically disabled persons had been provided with tri-cycles worth Rs.56,000 and 25 persons had got wheel chairs at Rs.1.25 lakh. The other assistance included hearing aid totally costing nearly Rs.23,000 to 27 persons and motorised tri-cycles costing Rs.60,000 to two students. Nine persons were given motorised tri-cycles at a subsidy of Rs.90,000. The centre had also deposited Rs.5.34 lakh with a school for the mentally disabled towards funding the rehabilitation of 50 children. It had also provided a subsidy of Rs.15 lakh towards improvements to three special schools.

A maintenance subsidy of Rs.57.91 lakh had been given to 1,230 disabled persons and more than Rs.1 lakh to 34 persons to set up petty shops. This year, 21,258 disabled persons had been provided with national identity cards and 2,221 had got membership cards of the welfare board for the disabled. As many as 1,345 persons had been provided with free bus pass. The other assistance were scholarships for Rs.9,500, spectacles for Rs.1,500 and insurance cover to 1,050 beneficiaries of the welfare scheme for the disabled.

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