ANANTNAG: The Social Welfare Department, Anantnag, Saturday organized a function under Gram SwarajAbhiyan here in which prosthetic aids were distributed among the physically challenged persons of the district.
The District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik, who was the chief guest on the occasion, distributed 79 prosthetic aids including 25 hearing aids, 35 wheelchairs and 8 wheel crutches among the physically challenged persons of the district.
He stressed upon the Social Welfare Department to ensure increased financial assistance under Integrated Social Security Scheme is provided to the needy persons. He also directed the field functionaries to ensure transparency while preparing baseline lists in order that the deserved get the benefits.
Later, he attended a Rural Development Department function in which online transfer of Rs. 2.85 crore was made among 595 BPL beneficiaries as financial assistance under PMAY.
ACD Anantnag, District Social Welfare Officer Anantnag, BDOs and other field functionaries of both the departments were present on the occasion.