HYDERABAD: The state government has enhanced subsidy from `3,000 to `30,000 for units set up by physically challenged persons under the self-employment scheme.
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy approved the proposal of increasing the subsidy on Sunday. Till date, the government was providing a subsidy of up to `3,000 to all beneficiaries apart from those belonging to SC/ST category. With the physically challenged associations and political parties asking for the increase in subsidy, the chief minister had assured to enhance the present subsidy. With this move, physically challenged persons from other communities will get subsidy equal to the SC/STs.
The chief minister is also considering the increase in number of beneficiaries. At present, 3,500 physically challenged persons are eligible to get subsidy every year.
According to information, the government will issue orders for increasing the number of beneficiaries after the Budget session.