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Krishna Madiga calls off hunger strike

Government hikes pension for the disabled

Hyderabad, March 13, 2008

The State Government has decided to increase the pension to completely disable persons from the present Rs.200 to Rs.700 per month. This was announced by the Chief Minister, Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy in the Assembly today. All the physically disabled persons over five years of age are eligible for the pension.

It may be recalled that the physically disabled persons have been demanding a pension of Rs.1,500pm. To bring pressure on the government, nearly 100 persons led by MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga locked themselves up in a house in Abids and were on indefinite fast for the last three days.

According to the Chief Minister, completely disabled persons will get a pension of Rs.700pm . Those with 80 percent disability will get Rs.600 pm and 60 percent disability Rs.500 pm and those with 40 percent disability are eligible for Rs.200 pm. With the assurance given by the Chief Minister, Krishna Madiga and VHPS called off their three day strike.

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