Disabled people in the state may soon have a continuous source of livelihood. The state government is planning to get them a dedicated commercial space of 200 sq ft to start their own business. In a rather praiseworthy initiative, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has asked all the departments concerned to prepare a plan to kick-start the implementation of a scheme for persons with disabilities in the next six months. The scheme will make available a dedicated commercial space of 200 sq ft for disabled people to start their own business. It was after a handicapped person met the Chief Minister on the Lokshahi Din, that Chief Minister Ashok Chavan announced that his government would take a decision for the benefit of the physically-challenged people. In the commercial space, the disabled may start small-time business including STD booth, photo state centre, laundry and repair shops. Nandkumar Jantre, Secretary of General Administration has said that though the social justice department is the parent department of the disabled persons, they will coordinate with all other departments and agencies to ensure that the scheme is kick-started. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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