26,000 disabled people receive aid in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed aids and appliances and social security benefits to disabled people in Ganjam district on Sunday.

More than 26,000 people with disabilities received the benefits of the three camps held in the area.

Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities had organized the camps at Berhampur, Bhanjanagara and Hinjili.

This has been one of the largest camps ever where aids were given out in such huge numbers.

The aids included tricycles, wheelchairs, walking sticks, walking sticks for the blind and hearing aids.

The chief minister also gave out over other social benefits such as marriage incentives of Rs 50,000 each to 11 couples.

He also gave scholarships of Rs 350 per month to six children for 10 months.

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