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NEWS IMPULSE – MAHASHARAD | 14 DECEMBER

Syllabus section: Polity and governance

Why in News?

Maharashtra’s Department of Social Justice is all set to launch an ambitious scheme for distribution of assistive devices to lakhs of persons with disabilities through MahaSharad Digital Platform today to coincide with NCP chief Sharad Pawar's 80th birthday.

About:

• Maharashtra System for Health and Rehabilitation Assistance” or MahaSharad platform has been created to provide various devices to persons with disabilities free of cost through the Commissionerate for persons with Disability.

• Modern equipment and devices help divyang to lead life like normal individuals.

• Several people, organizations, private companies, industrialists and others are willing to make available such equipment for divyang.

• The MahaSharad platform will help such donors meet needy divyang.

• This is the first such experiment in the state to bring together the needy disabled people and various social groups who want to help them.

 

Source: The Hindu

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