`Ensure disabled-friendly public buildings`

To provide facilities like lift, ramp and disabled-friendly toilets among others, the government would take a loan of Rs 115 crore.

Updated: May 08, 2012, 21:59 PM IST

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday directed officials concerned to ensure facilities for differently-abled in all public building across the state.

For this purpose, the government would take a loan of Rs 115 crore from Housing and Urban Development Corporation, an official said here.

The facilities included lift, ramp and disabled-friendly toilets among others in all government buildings at sub-division, district and division level, he said.

Gehlot also approved an additional budget of Rs 11 crore for CM`s free medicine distribution scheme, the official said.

The Chief Minister directed officials to fix monthly targets to ensure time-bound implementation of budget announcements of social justice and empowerment department.

He asked them to study models of other states to set up old age homes as announced in the budget and gave instructions to effectively implement other schemes also.
Emphasizing on making the state beggars-free, the chief minister said a bill for rehabilitation of beggars has been moved in the legislative assembly.
Arrangement for rehabilitation of beggars would be done with the help of NGOs, Gehlot said.