Maharashtra to be the first state in the country to establish a separate Divyang department
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that the state government will establish a separate Divyang department for the welfare of differently-abled persons and the government has allocated Rs 1,143 crore rupees. He said that Maharashtra is the first state to have such a department.
He was speaking at an event on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Mumbai. Every year 3rd December is celebrated as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Mr Shinde said that there will be secretary-level officials for this separate ministry. It will take all the steps for the welfare of Divyang people in the state.
It will formulate policies for the welfare of the disabled by taking into consideration the views of the stakeholders.
It was known as Bombay state at the time of Independence in 1947. On 1 May 1960 the Bombay state was split into Marathi speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati speaking Gujarat.
Maharashtra shares its boundary with Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa, Dadara and Nagar Havelli. It lies along the Arabian coast.
Capital: Mumbai (earlier Bombay). It is an island in the Arabian Sea. It was gifted by the Portuguese as a dowry for the marriage of the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza to the British King Charles II in May 1662.
Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
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