Disabled in an Odisha district missing out on benefits

Despite several initiatives started by the government, thousands of physically challenged people in Balangir district in Odisha are waiting for benefits.

The disabled people in the region have received not received benefits of welfare schemes like rural housing and MGNREGA of both the state and central government.

As per local activists, the 3% reservation for physically challenged persons in all rural housing schemes has not been implemented.

The disabled people of the district have raised their problems with the authorities at the panchayat and block offices but no action has been taken yet.

Recently around 500 people with disabilities took out a protest march to get the attention of the authorities.

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