Assam Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme 2021 – Rs. 5000 for Person with Disabilities

India is a developing nation. With the winds of change, card castles of stigma topple down, and that is the future that is unfurling for the country. Since the turn of the century, the young nation has brought about several changes and has gotten increasingly more progressive. 

However, true progress is inclusivity, and the governments agree that undoing the stigma around disability is the need of the hour. To extend its support and to encourage inclusivity all the more, the Assam government launches the Assam Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme 2021. 

About the Assam Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya  Scheme 2021

The scheme has been launched in the state by the Vice President of India with the interests of Person with Disabilities (PWDs) at the core of things. The scheme will essentially provide benefits for all the disabled people of the state of Assam. 

Subsequently, the state government will also give one-time financial assistance by offering ₹5,000 to the disabled person for their treatment. 

Statistics suggest that the scheme will benefit roughly around 4.5 lakh divyangjan residing in the state of Assam. 

Salient features of the Assam Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme

  • The scheme will focus on changing the attitude of society towards People with Disabilities and also manage to bring their standards of living up to par. 
  • The state government is also going to provide a single time grant of ₹5,000 to PWDs for their treatment.  
  • The PWDs will be given access to public places and will even be provided opportunities in public and private sectors, based on the skills they can offer. 
  • This will help change the perspective of the people towards people with disabilities and this will also help bring about sensitisation towards the plight the people with disabilities face. 
  • Assam government will also make sure that the beneficiaries of the Deen Dayal Sahajya scheme will receive the number of various schemes which have been introduced for their welfare. 
  • In the initial phases of the implementation of the scheme, it is said to benefit roughly around 1 lakh people in the state. 
  • Furthermore, the state government has also allotted a budget of ₹250 crores for the successful implementation of the scheme. 

The Census of 2011 suggests that the total number of disabled persons in India are 2.21% of the total population of the total 15% population of disabled persons all around the world. Paying heed to this statistic, the state government of Assam launched the scheme to ensure that it works towards making the life of disabled persons comfortable in the state. 

In conclusion

Speaking about persons with disabilities is so stigmatised that people often even refrain from calling them so. What people with disabilities need is not sympathy or euphemisms, they need actionable help and timely intervention which helps them live a dignified life, and explore their own unique potential that foregoes their disabilities and renders them an identity that is different from their disability is usually is seen as something that defines them. 

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.