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Prefer differently abled for land allotment, HC to DDA

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 23, 2013
First Published: 00:00 IST(23/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:02 IST(23/3/2013)

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the DDA to frame guidelines to give preference to people with disabilities of any kind for allotment of land at concessional rates.

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Till now, the DDA gave such a benefit to only those with physical disabilities. Those with mental illnesses were left out.

Such a preference is usually given to entrepreneurs with disabilities so that they can set up factories or for building of special recreation centres and special schools.

A bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice VK Jain also directed the DDA to incorporate a condition while allotting land to cooperative societies — they too should give preference to persons with disabilities. The directions came on a PIL filed by All India Confederation for the Blind.


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