These issues were discussed during a review meeting on women safety and physically challenged welfare by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday. He instructed the authorities to accord a top priority to women safety and welfare of the differently abled.
Emphasis should be laid on ensuring on ensuring the safety of women working in night shifts and directed the Police and IT departments to work in coordination. He wanted the authorities to focus on women trafficking, implementing POCSO Act, Nirbhaya Act.
For the convenience of physically challenged persons, a study centre would be established shortly in Vijayawada, besides setting up old age homes in every revenue divisions for senior citizens and physically challenged.
As a pilot project, four such homes should be established immediately at Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Tirupati and Kurnool.
This apart, requisitions were sent to Centre for setting up an exclusive sports centre for physically challenged at Visakhapatnam, sensory park in Kurnool, Regional centre of National Institute for Disabled at Nellore, Braille printing press and Composite Regional Centre of National Institute for Hearing Impaired at Guntur district.
Source : The Hindu , 6th Nov 2015