Bhubaneswar: In yet another welfare step for the downtrodden of the society, the Odisha Government today released fund to the tune of Rs 33 lakh to three NGOs for the implementation of ‘Rehabilitation of Physically and Mentally Challenged Socially Disadvantaged Persons’.
Rs 22,20,000 was released to Centre for Rehabilitation Services & Research (CRSR) situated in Bhadrak district.
The fund has been released after the 5T team comprising Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra, 5T Secretary V K Pandian and NHM Mission Director Shalini Pandit visited the Centre and reviewed the facilities at CRSR.
The 5T Secretary enquired about the issues the Centre is facing and assured all helps to it.
Accordingly, the Government has released Rs 22,20,000 to CRSR which provides therapeutic and rehabilitation services to persons with intellectual disabilities (MR, CP, Autistic and Spastic) under the ‘Rehabilitation of Physically and Mentally Challenged Socially Disadvantaged Persons’ programme.
Similarly, Rs 5,40,000 each was released in favour of Institute for Self Employment and Rural Development (ISERD) at Pandapokhari under Panaspada in Puri and Shivanginee Institute of Child Development (SICD) at Chaulia Niwas under Hakimpada in Angul.
Meanwhile, the Government has mentioned that the sanctioned amount shall not be utilized for any other purpose and the expenditure shall be incurred strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down by the Govt.
Earlier on day, Pandian visited the Centre for Rehabilitation Services & Research (CRSR) in the district and had his lunch with children with special needs residing there.
Officials of CRSR said, the 5T Secretary stayed there for around 15 to 20 minutes at the centre and after having lunch with the children toured the physiotherapy clinic and artificial limbs preparation unit as well.
Besides, a cheque of Rs 50,000 from CMRF has been handed over to Jagabandhu Jena of Govindpur Rahandi block in Bhadrak district after the 5T Team visited the District Headquarters Hospital.