Tamil Nadu

Plea for aid to the visually impaired

Nethrodaya, a social service institution, has appealed to the Chief Minister to include uneducated visually-impaired persons for provision of monthly maintenance allowance.

In an appeal to the Chief Minister, Nethrodaya, a social service institution, has asked that even uneducated visually-impaired persons be included for provision of monthly maintenance allowance.

C. Govindakrishnan, founder, said that persons with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, muscular dystrophy and locomotor disabilities were paid ₹15,000 a month.

“Please remove this discrimination and enable the visually-impaired to avail this allowance as well. The marriage assistance provided to both educated and uneducated persons should also be made equal since at present, educated disabled persons receive ₹50,000 and uneducated disabled persons receive only ₹25,000,” the appeal said.

Mr. Govindakrishnan further asked for the provision of free motorised sewing machines to economically backward visually-impaired women.

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