Disabled demands separate ministry

The protest was held under the banner of Karnataka Rajya Vikalachethanara, Vividoddesha, and Grameena Punarvasathi Okkoota here.

They urged the government to conduct a census of disabled, distribute identity card, give monthly pension, and arrange for medical treatment and also providing education for them.

The services of multi-purpose rehabilitation workers and rural rehabilitation activists should be regularised as they play a vital role in taking the facilities to the doorsteps of the specially abled people.

Besides, they demanded to resume the programme of rehabilitation of specially-abled in rural and urban areas, to provide 5 per cent reservation in all government departments and insurance cover.

They came down heavily on chief secretary and officials of Women and Child Welfare for not fulfiling their demands.

Federation President K B Hareesh, Vice President B V Harish and others were present.

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