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New Indian Express

Apr 28, 2007
‘Rs 225 crore for welfare of physically challenged’Monday April 9 2007 12:52 IST

MANGALORE: ‘‘The coalition government is aiming to sanction Rs 225 crore for the welfare of physically challenged in the year 2007-08,’’ said Woman and Child Welfare Minister H K Kumaraswamy on Sunday.He was speaking after distributing identity cards to the physically challenged at a programme organised jointly by the Asha Jyothi of Seva Bharati and the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Disabled Association at the Raveendra Kala Mandira.

The erstwhile government had sanctioned only Rs 50 crore for the welfare of physically challenged during 2005-06. But the JDS-BJP coalition government had hiked this amount to Rs 125 crore for 2006-07, he said.He said that cards would be distributed through each taluk centre in the future considering the difficulties of disabled people.

A sum of Rs 10 crore had been reserved for the distribution of tricycles to the han…