After including persons with 75 per cent disability in the subsidised Rice for Differently Abled Persons (RDP) scheme, Odisha government has decided to provide jobs to them under MGNREGA and NRLM programmes.
A Parliamentary committee has pulled up the social justice and empowerment ministry for inadequate number of scholarships for disabled persons across the country and asked it to introduce more such benefits.
A delegation of disabled persons
from West Bengal missed an appointment with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh in New Delhi because the special train sought
from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee reached 10 hours late.