Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme Launched in Assam – Rs 5000 for Person with Disabilities

Published Date - 12 February 2018 04:06:23 Updated Date - 12 February 2018 04:07:02

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme for disabled people in Assam on Sunday 3 December 2017. The Deen Dayal Dibyangjan Sahajya Achoni is a scheme under which the state government of Assam will provide financial assistance to the disabled people for their treatment. This scheme was launched by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Under the scheme every differently abled person in the state would be given one-time grant of Rs 5,000 for their treatment. CM Sonowal said that the newly launched ‘Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme’ will benefit 4.5 lakh divyangjans of the State and urged the people to help in identifying all the people who are having physical challenges so that the government could work for their empowerment.

Details & Highlights of Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Achoni

Here are the details and highlights of Deendayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme.

  • The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Divyangjans of the state for their treatment.
  • The state government of Assam will provide one-time grant of Rs. 5000 to the disabled people for their treatment.
  • The scheme will cover around 4.5 lakh divyangjans of the State and an amount of Rs. 250 crore has been allocated in the state budget.
  • In the first phase of implementation, one lakh identified beneficiaries would receive the financial assistance.

Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Social Welfare Minister Naba Kumar Doley were also present there on this occasion. Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu with Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi and CM Sarbananda Sonowal gave financial assistance to 7 divyangs during the inaugural ceremony of Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme, on the occasion of international day for the disabled persons, at Sorusajai Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.

Important Features of Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme

The highlights and details of this scheme for divyangjan are as follows:-

  • This scheme will focus on changing the attitude of society towards person with disabilities and also to raise their living standards.
  • Accordingly, the state govt. is going to provide a single time grant of Rs 5000 to PWDs for their treatment purpose.
  • Moreover, the state govt. will focus on providing loans to the disabled persons in a hassle-free manner through banks and other financial institutions.
  • These PWDs will be given access to various public places to provide opportunities to them.
  • Subsequently, the entire society should encourage disabled persons in all possible ways.
  • Assam govt. will make sure that beneficiaries will receive the due amount of various schemes introduced for them on specified time.
  • In the initial phase, this scheme will benefit around 1 lakh divyanga people.
  • Furthermore, the state govt. has allotted a budget of Rs 250 crores for the successful implementation of this scheme.

The state govt. also decides to take the Pranam Act forward. Under this act, all the employees of govt. can contribute money for the welfare of these Persons with disabilities (PWDs). This scheme is to turn this neglected sections into privileged category.

According to the Socio-Economic Census of 2011, the total number of disabled persons in India are 2.21% of the total 15% population of the disables across the world. Therefore, state govt. has launched this Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme (DDDSS) for the welfare of differently abled people. This will ensure a better life for the disables so that they can live with pride and dignity.


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