Agriculture Minister S. Damodaran giving a hearing aid to a differently
abled girl at a function organised at the Coimbatore Collectorate on
Friday. Collector Archana Patnaik (left) is also seen.
State govt. had spent Rs.15 crore in Coimbatore district to benefit 12,792 persons
Mr. Damodaran said that with the help of service organisations the Government also ran three early intervention centres in the district. And, to run the centres it had granted Rs. 10.98 lakh. It had given Rs. 1.50 crore through the constituency development fund to purchase aids and appliances for the differently abled.
He also listed out the various measures the State Government had taken for the differently abled persons’ welfare. The district administration had organised the function to give away modified two-wheelers to 188 orthopedically challenged persons. To purchase the vehicles, the Government had allocated Rs. 37.70 lakh.
He also said that the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had increased the differently abled’s monthly assistance from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,500 a month – an announcement she made in the 2014-15 budget speech.
A release from the district administration said that Collector Archana Patnaik, Mayor S.M. Velusamy and Members of Legislative Assembly were present.