Assembly: 30237 Specially Abled Children Identified Last Year, 24363 Enrolled

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A specially abled student participating in the CRDP organized drawing competition.
A specially abled student participating in the CRDP organized drawing competition in this KL file Image.

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday informed Legislative Assembly that state has only one government run school for specially abled children.

In a written reply to ruling PDP’s nominated Lawmaker, Ms Anjum Fazili, Minister for Social Welfare revealed in 2015-16 state government was able to identify 30237 Children with special needs (CWSN).

“Out of these, 24363 have been enrolled in government schools,” the reply said.

Further, the reply added, 59 CWSN girls were enrolled in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalaya (KGBVs). It said that Resource Teachers engaged under SSA give “regular” Home based education to CWNS.

The government informed that it has established one residential school for blind at Roop Nagar Jammu which has a total capacity of 25. A Composite Regional Centre at Bemina has been established by Ministry of Social Justice, GoI, the government added.

The reply revealed that NGO sector was doing good for CWSN as the NGOs have established 18 schools for specially abled children.

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