State Govt Wants To Upgrade Transgender Status

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Kolkata: The West Bengal Government has taken special initiatives to upgrade status of the highly marginalised and vulnerable transgenders who are lagging behind on human development indices mainly in the areas of education and employment.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s dole of rice and ration at Rs 2 per kilogram is being distributed to sex workers, the transgender, the physically and mentally challenged.

The West Bengal Government has taken special initiatives to upgrade status of the highly marginalised and vulnerable transgenders who are lagging behind on human development indices mainly in the areas of education and employment.

Announcing the decision, State Food Minister, Jyotipriyo Mullick said that no other state has provided such benefits. Buoyant by the success of subsidised ration, the chief minister has asked to expand the number of beneficiaries.

In order to identify these groups, the food supplies department will issue blue and white cards. “The facility will be available from next month,” Mullick added.

The social welfare doles, that Mamata set rolling, will not only continue, but will be expanded and improved upon.

 

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