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Aid and appliances distributed to 370 PWDs

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AIZAWL, Nov 3 - Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot and Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla distributed aid and appliances to 370 people with disabilities (PWDs) during a camp here today.

The aid and appliances distributed today included visual aid (talking calculator, talking table clock, rupee checker with wallet), daisy player, smart phone, hearing aid, kit for intellectual disability, wheel chair, elbow crutch, auxiliary crutch, prosthesis, orthisis and CP chair.

Union Minister Gehlot said his Ministry made renewed efforts two years back to assist the PWDs, and has so far organised 4,343 camps for distribution of assistive aid and appliances across India.

He said the programme for upliftment of PWDs included education scholarship to students with disabilities, installation of cochlear implant costing Rs 6 lakh each in 475 children below five years with hearing problems, giving more than Rs 260 crore worth of loans to 44,000 people and skill development training to 27,000 people costing Rs 39 crore. Under �Accessible India� programme, the government aims to construct ramps in as many public places as possible across India, he added.

Gehlot announced that B Ed (special education) course for PWDs would commence in Aizawl from 2017-18, and the under construction National Institute for Locomotors Disability (NILD), Aizawl regional centre building would be completed by next April.

Rs 20 lakh each would be sanctioned in all the districts for special survey for PWDs and uniform identity cards, he said.

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Aid and appliances distributed to 370 PWDs

AIZAWL, Nov 3 - Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot and Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla distributed aid and appliances to 370 people with disabilities (PWDs) during a camp here today.

The aid and appliances distributed today included visual aid (talking calculator, talking table clock, rupee checker with wallet), daisy player, smart phone, hearing aid, kit for intellectual disability, wheel chair, elbow crutch, auxiliary crutch, prosthesis, orthisis and CP chair.

Union Minister Gehlot said his Ministry made renewed efforts two years back to assist the PWDs, and has so far organised 4,343 camps for distribution of assistive aid and appliances across India.

He said the programme for upliftment of PWDs included education scholarship to students with disabilities, installation of cochlear implant costing Rs 6 lakh each in 475 children below five years with hearing problems, giving more than Rs 260 crore worth of loans to 44,000 people and skill development training to 27,000 people costing Rs 39 crore. Under �Accessible India� programme, the government aims to construct ramps in as many public places as possible across India, he added.

Gehlot announced that B Ed (special education) course for PWDs would commence in Aizawl from 2017-18, and the under construction National Institute for Locomotors Disability (NILD), Aizawl regional centre building would be completed by next April.

Rs 20 lakh each would be sanctioned in all the districts for special survey for PWDs and uniform identity cards, he said.