Rajahmundry: The authorities of DRDA have taken up a special drive for identification of physically challenged (differently abled) persons in East Godavari.
As part of the programme, special teams were formed for their identification in the ongoing Rachchabanda programmes in the district in all 58 mandals, seven municipalities, three municipal panchayats and in Rajahmundry and Kakinada corporations.
Under this programme, the authorities will collect the applications from these sections at each of the venues and divide them area and mandal wise in order to conduct scrutiny and to decide the percentage of disability five more camps will be set up across the district.
These are in addition to the two permanent centres at RaJahmundry and Kakinada which issue certificates on every Friday.
In this process for the first time those having disability from 20 to 40 per cent will also be issued certificates after testing their eligibility by a team of doctors entrusted with the duty.
Those identified in this category will be paid Rs 200 as monthly pension from the new year....