Bhopal will have National Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre soon
BHOPAL: A National Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre
costing Rs 50 crore will be established at Bhopal. An announcement to this
effect has been made in the Central Budget.
This was informed by Union Minister for Social Justice
and Empowerment Thavarchand Gehlot in a meeting with Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan here on Saturday. Gehlot also informed the Chief Minister about the
Rs 125-crore assistance being given by Social Justice Department and other
The Chief Minister directed officers to ensure early
allotment of land and other formalities for the proposed national institute.
Detailed proposals regarding schemes for disabled and weaker sections should be
sent to the Union Social Justice Ministry. In this connection, separate meetings
with the Union Minister for Social Justice should also be held.
Gehlot informed that the department has sanctioned Rs 1.13
crore for establishment of rehabilitation centres for hearing impaired children
at Sagar, Harda, Hoshangabad, Seoni and Dewas. The Social Justice Department
has also sanctioned scholarships worth about Rs 350 crore for differently abled
The Union Ministry for Social Justice will organise
camps and benefit about 15 thousand disabled persons in every district of Madhya
Pradesh. Artificial limbs worth Rs 20 to 25 lakh will be distributed at every
camp. Distribution of motorised tricycles will begin from Madhya Pradesh. Grant
will be released to 23 sanctioned District Disabled Rehabilitation Centre
through a campaign.
A modern unit of manufacturing of artificial limbs
will be set up at Ujjain at a cost of Rs 5 crore. Babu Jagjivan Ram Hostels
costing Rs 40 crore will be constructed for scheduled caste students in the
state. Gehlot has already sanctioned 20 such hostels proposed by the state
It was informed during the meeting that the Union
Ministry for Social Justice will send a senior officer from Madhya Pradesh to
Japan for training.
Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa, Additional Chief
Secretary Social Justice Aruna Sharma, Principal Secretary Scheduled Castes
Welfare JN Malpani, Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Ashok Shah and Secretary
to CM Vivek Agrawal were also present on the occasion.