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CG: 3 disabled claim govt schemes not providing any help

CG: 3 disabled claim govt schemes not providing any help

Chhatisgarh: Three handicapped villagers claim government schemes not providing any help

The villagers, belonging to Nagra village of Chhatisgarh's Balrampur district, claimed that they have not been provided housing under the Gramin Awas Yojana, and neither do they get the disability pension.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1. The handicapped villagers belong to Nagra Village in Chattisgarh
  • 2. All of them said they have not received any benefit from government schemes
  • 3. They also claimed that they did not receive their disability pension regularly

Three handicapped persons belonging to Nagra village under Balrampur district in Chhatisgarh have alleged that they have not received any kind of help from any scheme of the government.

"We don't have a house under Awas Yojana, neither do we get disability pension regularly. I don't even have a disability certificate," Bifan Manjhi, one of the three disabled persons said.

The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G) is an initiative by Government of India which aims at providing a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householders and those householders living in kutcha and dilapidated house.

The objective of the government was to cover 1 crore households living in kutcha houses within three years, starting from 2016.

SK Jha, District Collector of Balrampur said that a house under Awas Yojana can be given only if a person is listed under the Socio-Economic Caste Census.

"House under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana can be given only if the person is enlisted in Socio-Economic Caste Census. However, they should have received pension regularly. We have sent officers from the Social Welfare department to go there and file a report on the matter. We'll take further action," SK Jha said.

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