Rehabilitation and empowerment
Recently Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the temporary Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for skill development, rehabilitation and empowerment of Divyangjan at Jammu.
“Efforts are being made through self-employment schemes to provide Divyangjan with facilities, options and opportunities to live their lives with dignity,” the Lt Governor said.
He said that special electronic equipment is being provided to Divyangjan to ensure ease of communication and accessibility for persons with visual and hearing disabilities.
Divyangjan are equal partners in the economic growth of J&K. The administration will ensure Divyangjan lead a life of dignity and self-respect.
Later, Hon’ble Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar laid the foundation stone of Composite Regional Centre (CRC) Samba through virtual mode. Sh Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament and Sh Keshav Dutt Sharma, Chairman, District Development Council Samba were also present.
The CRC at Samba will be constructed by NBCC in 38 kanals 18 marlas of land. The estimated cost of construction is Rs 29 crores and the MoU has been signed with NBCC to initiate the construction work and finish the work within a span of one year.
Jammu Kashmir Administration is committed to empowerment of Divyangjan. Several steps have been taken in J&K post August 2019 to ensure empowerment and comprehensive rights of Divyangjan. District Level Committee has been formed, grievance redressal officer and nodal education officer has been appointed in all 20 districts.