State number one in country in social welfare

Jaipur: The state government is concerned about differently-abled people and is working for their betterment, said Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal during a state-level function organised on the occasion of International Day of Disability at Bhagwat Singh Mehta Auditorium on Tuesday.

Bhanwarlal lauded CM Ashok Gehlot for bringing Silicosis policy and increasing pension amount of the Divyangs. When it comes to social welfare, Rajasthan ranks number one in the country, he informed. Under the Silicosis policy, Rs 3 lakh would be paid to the patient immediately, while the remaining Rs 2 lakh would be paid later to the victim for rehabilitation, he said.

Putting forward some figures, Meghwal said more than 74 lakh people are benefiting from various social security pension schemes. For differently-abled, the government has increased the reservation from 2% to 4% along with increasing the pension amount.

The minister also praised the efforts of Principal Secretary of Government Akhil Arora which helped in creating 3,09,552 UDIDs of physically challenged. Moreover, the government also encouraged and honoured the four NGOs working for disabled by presenting them with souvenirs, recommendation letter and cash prize.

Meanwhile, the disabled students garnered everyone’s attention with their cultural presentations.