24,363 specially-abled children enrolled in Govt schools: Sajjad Lone

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Minister for Social Welfare, Science and Technology, Sajjad Gani Lone today informed the House that bus services of Chhamb are being provided from Jourian to Din-Dager and from Akhnoor to Dori-Dager which is about 37 and 45 kms respectively.
Replying on behalf of Minister for Transport to a question by Dr Krishen Lal, Sajad said that the distance from Dori-Dager to Ponah is 7 km and road is being constructed under PMGSY. He said out of 7 kms length 4 km has been blacktopped and the rest is still a kaccha road. He said as per the information, the road has not been cleared for vehicular traffic till date by R&B Department.
The Minister said that at present about 3 mini buses and two bus services are operating on the said route from Jammu to Akhnoor to Din-Dager and the concerned Chhamb Group would be directed to ensure the services upto Ponah as and when the road is cleared by the concerned authorities.The Minister said that the transport services in almost all the areas of Chhamb constituency is available and the service is also being provided by Jammu-Chhamb Group adding that there is no complaint as such regarding the non-availability of services in the hilly areas in Chhamb constituency.
He also informed that the House that Government has established one residential school for blind at Roopnagar Jammu with an intake capacity of 25. He said a Composite Regional Centre has been also established at Srinagar by Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for special education of persons with disabilities.
The Minister informed that 30237 children with special needs (CWSN) have been identified during last fiscal and out of them 24363 have been enrolled in government schools.

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