Odisha To Increase Reservation For Persons With Disabilities

The state government has implemented several schemes and programmes for the welfare of persons with disabilities.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to increase the reservation for persons with disabilities to four per cent from the existing three per cent.

Out of the four per cent quota for persons with disabilities, one per cent will be reserved for
women with disabilities, an official said after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard.

The official release also said that the state government has implemented several schemes and programmes for the welfare of persons with disabilities.

It said that the government has also made provision for grant of financial assistance and other facilities to them.

Special schools have been opened for them, the release said.

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