₹1,000 will be provided to differently abled every month: Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole

Earlier, the Maharashtra government used to provide only 600 rs as the financial assistance to differently abled persons

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Maharashtra government in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided to provide ₹1,000 every month as financial assistance to the differently abled (who are disabled by 80 per cent or more). Along with this, the annual income of beneficiaries has been increased to ₹50,000 from ₹21,000 and 1,35,000 differently abled people will benefit from this.

Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole said that as per the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar and Shravan Bal Seva Rajya Nivrutti Vetan Yojana, the differently abled people are who come under the category from 40 per cent to 79 per cent will be given ₹800 per month and those who are disabled by 80 per cent or more will be assisted with ₹1000 per month. Earlier, the government paid ₹600 only.

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The differently abled people who are disabled by 80 per cent or more amounts to 32,34,891 and they are the beneficiaries under schemes such as Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar, Shravan Bal Seva Rajya Nivrutti Vetan Yojana, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme, and Indira Gandhi Disability Pension Scheme.

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