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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
28-April-2015 14:41 IST
Distribution of Wheelchairs to Differently Abled

 

Pre-revised Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) contained a provision to provide motorized tricycles for persons with locomotor disability, costing more than Rs.6,000/- to be provided in exceptional cases subject to prior approval of  Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Extent of subsidy was limited to Rs.6,000/-. However, no motorized tricycle/wheelchair was distributed under the Scheme during 2012-13 and 2013-14.

 

Under the revised ADIP Scheme (w.e.f. 01.4.2014) motorized tricycles and wheelchairs are provided to severely disabled with extent of subsidy upto Rs.25,000/-. Number of motorized tricycles (battery operated ) distributed under the Scheme during 2014-15 and 2015-16 ( upto 20.4.2015)  state-wise  is as under:-

 

S.No. 

State

No. of tricycles distributed

2014-15

2015-16 (upto 20.4.2015)

1.

Maharashtra

50

-

2.

Haryana

40

-

3.

Andhra Pradesh

16

-

4.

Uttar Pradesh

18

10

 

Total

124

10

 

Grand Total

134

 

(b) Cochlear Implant has been included in the revised ADIP Scheme w.e.f. 1.4.2014. Details of Cochlear Implant surgery conducted  under the Scheme during 2014-15 and 2015-16 ( upto 20.4.2015)  State-wise  are as under:-

 

S.No. 

State

No. of surgeries conducted

2014-15

2015-16

1.

Andhra Pradesh

00

02

2.

Karnataka

12

03

3.

Madhya Pradesh

06

19

4.

Maharashtra

10

06

5.

Meghalaya

00

02

6.

Odisha

00

01

7.

Tamil Nadu

00

01

8.

Telangana

00

11

9.

West Bengal

00

02

 

Total

28

47

 

Grand Total

75

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

 

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