Srinagar Centre has approved two new scholarship schemes for disabled students in Jammu and Kashmir, under which 1500 scholarships will be given out by the end of next month, a senior minister has said.
“The Central government has approved two new scholarship schemes for the state to provide financial support to the disabled,” state minister for Social welfare Sakina Ittoo said here yesterday.
She said by July-end this year, 1500 such scholarships will be made available to physically challenged persons so as to facilitate their higher education.
Ittoo said various special welfare schemes have been launched for the betterment of women, physically challenged persons and those belonging to backward classes in the state.
The minister urged the beneficiaries to come forward and avail the schemes meant for them.
Ittoo said the procedures and formalities for all centrally-sponsored schemes need to be further simplified, keeping in view the hilly terrain and poor communication facilities in the state
source: http://www.expressindia.com / Agencies / Jun 26th, 2011