Eloor, which gained the award instituted by the Department of Social Welfare for the most effective disabled-friendly municipality within the State, carried out numerous modern and welfare tasks for individuals with disabilities within the 2022-23 fiscal.
The tasks have been designed to make sure the progress of disabled individuals and to supply them equal alternatives in numerous fields, together with employment and vocational talent coaching. The civic physique had spent round ₹8.8 lakh to offer assistive units to individuals with disabilities within the earlier fiscal. Medical camps have been held to determine the extent of assist to be rendered to every particular person.
“The BUDS school for mentally challenged children figured among the key initiatives for the disabled launched by the municipality. Around 40 children are enrolled in the school, which has three teachers and a physiotherapist, besides support staff,” stated A.D. Sujil, chairman, Eloor municipality.
Industries Minister P. Rajeeve, who represents the Kalamassery constituency, has sanctioned ₹40 lakh out of the asset improvement fund for MLAs for the development of a brand new ground on the BUDS faculty. “We are providing physiotherapy care to the disabled three times a week free of cost. Speech therapy is also offered through the sessions held at Government High School, Kuttikattukara. A vocational training centre is functioning close to the school campus aimed at ensuring self-employment opportunities for the disabled,” stated Mr. Sujil.
Around ₹16 lakh had been distributed as scholarship to the eligible within the 2022-23 fiscal. Financial assistance is availed by these attending faculties and individuals with disabilities who’re confined to their houses. Other programmes carried out for the disabled embody arts fest, medical camps, and registration camps for Aadhaar enrolment.