Haryana Government has decided to increase the monthly ration money being provided to Leprosy Cured Persons in the State from Rs 600 to Rs 1,100.
Chandigarh, January 31 – Haryana Government has decided to increase the monthly ration money being provided to Leprosy Cured Persons in the State from Rs 600 to Rs 1,100.
While stating this here today, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that 734 leprosy patients would get ration money directly in their bank accounts through the Direct Benefits Transfer scheme. She said that this initiative has been taken to enable them to live with dignity and get the money directly without any middlemen.
The Minister said that most Leprosy Cured Persons are being provided either disability pension or diet allowance. She appealed to them to refrain from begging and do constructive work to support themselves.
The Minister said that special mobile phones and 431 ADL kits have been distributed among Leprosy Cured Persons to help them perform their Activities of Daily Living safely. These included 128 persons in district Ambala, 98 in Yamunanagar, 28 in Kurukshetra, 44 in Karnal, 15 in Panipat, 28 in Sonepat, 24 in Jhajjar, 51 in Sirsa, 10 in Gurgaon and five in Hisar, she added.