Non-school going disabled children to get govt aid

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Chandigarh, Mar 7 (UNI) The Haryana government has chalked out a new scheme of financial assistance for non-school going disabled children from 2008-09 onwards.

Children in the age group of 6 to 18 years will be provided financial assistance of Rs 100 in case of 40 to 70 per cent disability and Rs 150 per month in case of 70 per cent disability, Governor A R Kidwai said while addressing the State Legislative Assembly on the opening day of the Budget Session here today.

Scholarships were already being provided to physically handicapped students at the rate of Rs 100 to 750 per month.

He said that in order to heal the psyche of children who were in conflict with the law and bring them back into the mainstream, the Government had decided to upgrade the facilities in the existing Observation Homes by setting up workshops, libraries and play-grounds.

For this purpose, a new scheme entitled 'Skill Building and Rehabilitation of Juveniles' was proposed to be started during the ensuing financial year 2008-09.

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