Prakasam District Collector G.S.R.K.R.Vijaykumar on Tuesday instilled confidence in differently-abled people to take up viable economic ventures to improve their living condition.

Speaking after distributing aids and appliances to the physically challenged people at the AKVK College here, he said they need not feel incapacitated as the district administration was ever ready to provide economic assistance to them.

He suggested that they organise themselves into Self Help Groups (SHGs) which had matured itself into a great movement.

He assured them to arrange for bank linkages to such SHG groups to start viable economic activity.

The administration would respond quickly to their pleas on various issues and also arrange for disability certificate to needy people without any delay for getting pension.

The programme was jointly organised by the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) jointly with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti to distribute artificial hands, legs and tricycles.