When some doors open, they open wide

Ever since Sangita came to her husband, Yashwant Bawanekar’s house in Solamoh, in Amravati district of Maharashtra, she felt ill at ease. Having come from a small family, her husband’s large family of seven members was too much for her – it robbed her of the solitude which she savoured much.

Information at your fingertips: Details of various govt schemes for the welfare of persons with disability in one place

Here’s a publication (compendium) by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, giving detailed information about various schemes for the welfare of persons with disability.

The Leprosy Mission Trust India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The Leprosy Mission Trust India celebrated Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) throughout the country in a befitting way to honour Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for making India leprosy-free.

Impact of Advocacy: An increase of 70 per cent in financial assistance to persons affected by leprosy

The Delhi government has approved the proposal of Department of Social Welfare to enhance the financial assistance to persons affected by leprosy from Rs 1,800 per month to Rs 3,000 per month (an increase of 70 per cent) under the Rehabilitation Centre for Leprosy Affected persons (RCL) scheme

Global Disability Summit 2018: Commitments made by the Govt of India

The Global Disability Summit hosted by the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID), along with the International Disability Alliance, and the Government of Kenya, in London, UK, on July 24, 2018, has resulted in 170 ambitious commitments from all over the world to take action on stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities.