#Haryana Government has launched a new scheme ‘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.
Stating this at Chandigarh, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Kavita Jain, said that the aim is to facilitating persons with disabilities and the amount given in advance would be recovered over a period of 42 months.
She informed that Haryana had been selected by the Central Government as a pilot state for universal ID for persons with disability (DIvyangs), for which work has been started.
Kavita Jain said that a home for abandoned and mentally-challenged persons has been established at village Bandhwari in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Earth Saviours.
Minister said that the grant for diet money to hearing impaired has been increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000 per month. Similarly, the grant for the visually-impaired children has also been increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1,600 per month.