New schemes for differently abled persons mooted

New Delhi, July 10 :

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced some new schemes for differntly abled persons.

Tabling the union budget 2014-15 in parliament, Jaitley said: “Fifteen new Braille presses will be established and 10 existing ones will be revived.”

Jaitley said the scheme to assist the disabled to purchase aids and appliances will be extended.

“I propose to extend the scheme for assistance to disabled persons for purchase of aids and appliances (ADIP) to include contemporary aids and assistive devices,” he said.

“A national level institute for Universal Inclusive Design and Mental Health Rehabilitation and a Centre for Disability Sport has also been proposed for the welfare of the disabled people in the country,” Jaitley said.


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