TN to give modular limbs for differently abled sportspersons
Chennai: Differently abled sportspersons in Tamil Nadu can now hope to improve their performance as the state government on tuesday announced implementation of a Rs 50 lakh scheme from the current fiscal to provide them modular prosthetic limbs.
Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi today informed the state Assembly that a maximum of Rs two lakh will be provided to differently abled sportspersons according to the age and need of the beneficiaries.
A total of Rs 50 lakh would be allocated for the scheme, benefitting 25 differently abled sportspersons, she said.
The Minister claimed that modular limb would bring about a remarkable improvement in the performances of differently abled sportspersons at the state and national level sports meets, besides para-olympic events.
She said the Department of Welfare of Differently Abled persons would be digitised and a consulting agency appointed for the purpose at an estimated cost of Rs 25 lakh.
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