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NFB to launch second unit for blind in Kerala on Mar 19

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Kozhikode, Mar 17 (UNI) Encouraged with the success of dispossible paper plate unit at Bahadurgarh in Haryana providing jobs to visually impaired, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is all set to launch its second project here on Sunday.

Kerala Forest Minister A Sujanapal will inaugurate the unit and a welfare programme convention of the visually impaired at a function to be presided over by NFB National Secretary S K Rungta, State Coordinator Manoj Aarukandxathil told reporters here today.

Set up with a small investment of Rs three lakh, collected through special programme for welfare of the blind, the centre provided jobs to 15 visually imparied youth from various parts of the district, he said.

The unit produced ten different kinds of paper plates and cups, which were much in demand, especially from marriage parties.

Claiming the unit expected a turnover of Rs 10 lakh initially, he said the NFB would open up a third venture at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu as part of its expansion programme.

The Bahadurgarh unit employed about 75 visually impaired youths.

UNI PCH GM VD DS1610

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