New scheme namely ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’launched.

Chandigarh, March 26 – With a view to facilitating persons with disabilities, the Haryana Government has launched a new scheme namely ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’, under which pension of six months would be given in advance to such persons for adapting their homes as per their requirement.
While stating this here today, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that this amount would be recovered over a period of 42 months.
She said that apart from this, Haryana had been selected by the Central Government as a pilot state for universal ID for persons with disability, for which work has been started.
The Minister said that districts Gurgaon and Faridabad had been selected for the ‘Accessible India’ campaign for persons with disabilities. She said that all municipal bodies had also been directed to take up the campaign. Besides, a home for abandoned and mentally-challenged persons has been established at village Bandhwari in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Earth Saviours.
The Minister said that the grant for diet money to children with hearing impairment has been increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000 per month. Similarly, the grant for the visually-impaired children has been increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1,600 per month. She said that after a gap of two years, a grant of Rs 24 crore has been sanctioned for various projects in 15 blocks in six districts with more than 25 per cent minority population in the State under the Multi-Sectoral Development Plan.