‘Abhayam’ project begins today

National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers engaged by Minister for Social Justice M.K. Muneer will fan out to all corners of Kozhikode South Assembly constituency, the Ministers’ constituency, under a novel project aimed at ensuring that the government’s welfare schemes, including pension, reaches all beneficiaries.

The scheme, which has been named Abhayam, aims at taking government’s benefits to the doorsteps of all eligible residents in Dr. Muneer’s constituency.

Abhayam would be launched on Saturday. As many as 22 squads, consisting of 50 NSS volunteers, would make house-to-house visits for a week to identify the beneficiaries and find out if there were people eligible for benefits but not getting them.

They would have with them application forms for widow pension, old age pension, and for benefits of social solidarity mission.

The volunteers would also help the eligible beneficiaries to fill the application forms, if necessary.

Dr Muneer would inaugurate Abhayam programme at Parappil MM High School at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The activities under Abhayam scheme in Kozhikode South Assembly segment is a pilot scheme for a State-wide project.

NSS volunteers, engaged for the programme, would be supported by ICDS workers.

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