Madras High Court speaks up for blind children's home in case against state government

The Madras High Court has stepped in on behalf of Nethralaya Public Charitable Trust, which is an an NGO that helps underprivileged blind children.

The NGO had asked the state government to waive off the development charges that were levied by municipal authorities for building an extra floor in their building. This floor is going to be used as a training center and residential home for blind children.

The government refused on the grounds that every institution has to pay these charges. They said that if they exempted one institute from paying it, others would make the same demand.

The NGO then moved the High Court for help. The court has now ruled in the NGO's favour.

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