In another major step to ease the lives of Divyangjans in Delhi and bring them into the mainstream within the society, the Kejriwal Government will soon provide free equipment to them under the Sugamya Sahayak Yojana. The Social Welfare Department has prepared a list of equipment to be given to the Divyangjans in the city under the Sugamya Sahayak Yojana.
The Social Welfare Department will soon sign a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) with Alimco, after which the scheme will be implemented and brought to the public. Social Welfare Minister Shri Raj Kumar Anand chaired a meeting with the representatives of Alimco and a presentation was made to him on the equipment that will be distributed under the scheme. In the meeting, the Social Welfare Minister gave several important suggestions in the direction of making the equipment more convenient for the Divyangjans.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Government has been working in the interest of the disabled and the Sugamya Sahayak Yojana was planned to take the work further. Under this initiative, the state government will distribute 20 types of essential equipment like motorized tri-cycles, smart sticks, ear machines and wheelchairs to the Divyangjans. Apart from this, artificial limbs, walking stick, hearing aids, crutches, walking canes, walkers and rollers, folding active wheelchairs, foot care units and smart canes and shorthand machines for the blind will also be distributed.
With the help of these equipment, the working capabilities of the Divyangjan will increase. With the availability of such equipment, the Divyangjan will be able to commute with ease. These devices will help them to deal with the problems they face while commuting. The aim of the Kejriwal Government is to provide all possible help to the disabled and bring them into the mainstream of the society. With the help of these equipment, their abilities to get education and employment will also be boosted.
Keeping in view the successful operation of Sugamya Sahayak Yojana, the Delhi Government will sign a five-year MoU with Alimco for providing equipment to Divyangjans. Presently the Social Welfare Department has identified the equipment and prepared the MoU documents, and very soon the MoU will be signed with the company. After this process is completed, the details of the scheme will be provided to the public and the scheme will be implemented.
Camps will be organized at different places by the Social Welfare Department to distribute equipment to the Divyangjans. To avail benefits under Sugamya Sahayak Yojana of Delhi Government, the applicants who have a disability of 40 percent or more, will have to apply online and submit the certificate.