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Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme 2020
Telangana govt. has launched Kanti Velugu Scheme 2020 to achieve “Avoidable Blindness Free” status. In this Free Complete Eye Check-Up Scheme, govt. will perform Universal Eye Screening of citizens to treat refractive errors, cataract and other ailments. Moreover, in this Light for Eyes Programme, concerned authorities will create a database of the eye health profiles of citizens linked to the Aadhaar Number. All services will be given absolutely free of cost to benefit 3.50 crore residents.
Kanti Velugu Program 2020 will also include distribution of spectacles and surgeries to treat various eye disorders. Chief Minister KCR had launched this Universal Eye Screening Program in Malkapur Villages in Medak district on 72nd Independence Day i.e 15 August 2018. As per the official data, the Kanti Velugu scheme helped 38 lakh beneficiaries in Telangana till December 2020. Overall, 23,43,642 individuals benefited from the reading glasses given as part of the scheme.
The Kanti Velugu scheme in 2018-19 helped nearly 2,96,402 Lakh beneficiaries in Rangareddy district alone for reading and prescription glasses. In a district-wise break-up, Rangareddy had the highest benefit of the scheme followed by Hyderabad with about 2,48,88a0 lakh beneficiaries. The data was revealed in an RTI filed by an advocacy group named Society for Safety of Public and Good Governance.
Overall, 23,43,642 individuals benefited from the reading glasses given as part of the scheme. beneficiaries who got prescription glasses numbered 14,95,972 people. As per the RTI, the entire campaign scheme had a funding allocation of Rs 196.79 crore and all of the same was utilized within 1 year of the scheme deployment.
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