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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
01 DEC 2021 2:56PM by PIB Delhi
Disabled Persons Receiving Pension and Ex-Gratia

The Government had announced Rs 1.70 lakh crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) on 26.03.2020 for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. One of the components of said package was to provide ex-gratia of Rs.1000 in two installments (Rs.500/- each) to the existing old age, widow and disabled/Divyangjan beneficiaries of the schemes of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). A total of Rs.2814.50 crore as ex-gratia was released to States/UTs in two tranches in April, 2020 and May, 2020 under PMGKY for the 282 lakh beneficiaries of NSAP schemes. This included release of Rs.77.34 crore to 7.73 lakh disabled beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS).

State/UT-wise details of beneficiaries currently covered under the Indira Gandhi National   Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) are at Annexure.

As per the NSAP guidelines, persons aged between 18-79 years with severe and multiple disabilities and belonging to families living below poverty line are covered under IGNDPS.

 

Details of IGNDPS beneficiaries F.Y. 2021-2022

Sl. No.

States/UTs

Beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

24413

2

Bihar

126156

3

Chhattisgarh

31953

4

Goa

466

5

Gujarat

20557

6

Haryana

11537

7

Himachal Pradesh

853

8

Jharkhand

26496

9

Karnataka

43639

10

Kerala

29935

11

Madhya Pradesh

99924

12

Maharashtra

8870

13

Odisha

85805

14

Punjab

5656

15

Rajasthan

30502

16

Tamil Nadu

63261

17

Telangana

17448

18

Uttar Pradesh

75280

19

Uttarakhand

2880

20

West Bengal

62049

 

Sub Total

767680

NE States

 

 

21

Arunachal Pradesh

112

22

Assam

18916

23

Manipur

1007

24

Meghalaya

969

25

Mizoram

400

26

Nagaland

960

27

Sikkim

457

28

Tripura

1769

 

 Sub Total

24590

Union Territories

 

 

29

Andaman &Nicobar Islands

2

30

Chandigarh

100

31

Dadra &Nagar Haveli and Daman &Diu

254

32

National Capital Territory Delhi

6321

33

Jammu and Kashmir

2426

34

Ladakh

150

35

Lakshadweep

51

36

Puducherry

1259

 

Sub Total

10563

 

GRAND TOTAL

802833

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ms Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha yesterday.

 

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