A total number of 73 persons received sanction orders for a maintenance grant offered to the severely differently abled here on Wednesday.
The beneficiaries would get a monthly financial assistance of Rs 1,000 through their life time, official sources said.
According to sources, about 40,000 persons with different types of disabilities are registered with the Chennai District Welfare Office for the Differently Abled.
Of them, 618 are receiving maintenance grant for the severely disabled. With 72 beneficiaries having either expired or migrated to other districts, an additional number of people have been included, an official said.
A press release said that the maintenance grant distributed on Wednesday is worth of Rs 8,76,000 annually.
Besides, three persons received modular artificial limbs worth of Rs 93,000.
Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme B Valarmathi, State Commissioner for the Differently Abled V K Jeyakodi, senior officials and several others participated.