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Over 3.5 lakh physically challenged benefited

MORE THAN 3.5 lakh physically challenged persons were benefited under the Deendayal Samarth Scheme being implemented in the State during the last financial year. Social Justice Minister Rampal Singh gave this information today.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 15:08 IST

MORE THAN 3.5 lakh physically challenged persons were benefited under the Deendayal Samarth Scheme being implemented in the State during the last financial year. Social Justice Minister Rampal Singh gave this information today.

Under the scheme, more than two lakh physically challenged persons were medically examined at 816 camps organised in different parts of the State.

Disability certificates were distributed to 90,000 persons and more than one lakh identity cards were given away to the physically challenged at these camps.

Singh said that Social Security Pension was distributed to more than 65,000 physically challenged persons through these camps.

Various benefits were extended to 7,732 persons through operations while artificial limbs and apparatus were provided to more than 30,000 physically challenged persons.

The Social Justice Minister added further that 1,202 self-help groups were constituted under the Deendayal Samarth Yojana. Besides, 3,324 self-employment cases have been prepared and 1,538 physically challenged persons have been admitted in the self-employment-oriented trades for imparting professional training to them.

More than 25,000 physically challenged students were benefited by way of scholarships. They include those studying in primary, middle, higher secondary classes, colleges and professional educational institutions.

Under the Samarth Scheme, a Samarthata Abhiyan is being conducted in Madhya Pradesh from March 6, 2005. As part of the campaign, camps are organised at the development block and urban unit-level in each district. Identity cards, pass books and artificial apparatus are distributed to the physically challenged at these camps.