Kakinada, Jan 19: The economic committee of the Central Cabinet has cleared the proposal of creating Rs 1800 crore fund for providing one lakh jobs to the disabled in private sector and the relevant budgetary allocation has been made, to Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Subbalakshmi Jagadeesan said.
Inaugurating the mega distribution programme of aids and appliances to the disabled organised jointly by the Union and Andhra Pradesh governments, besides army wives welfare association here yesterday ,she said it was the government's endeavour to lend a helping hand to the disabled in leading a normal life.
Ms Jagadeesan urged the state government to make use of the one- lakh job scheme for the disabled to the maximum extent possible.
The minister lauded the association for organising special camps for the disabled in remote and inaccessible areas, such as, Kargil and north-eastern states.
Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju hailed non-governmental organisations for extending their support to the government in speedy rehabilitation of the disabled by providing aids and appliances.