The Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar has directed officials of Murbad taluka to immediately extend basic facilities and benefits of government welfare schemes to a poor tribal widow.
The widow, Leena Khandu Mukne (35), suffers from leprosy and resides in a dilapidated hut in Melhe hamlet of Murbad taluka.
The collector's action came on Sunday after Vivek Pandit, former MLA and chairman of a Maharashtra government-appointed committee on tribal welfare, highlighted her plight in a letter.
"Providing Antyoday ration card (for availing subsidised foodgrains) and Sanjay Gandhi Yojna (related to financial assistance) subsidy (to the woman) on immediate basis," the collector said in a message.
The woman has no ration, Aadhaar or voter ID card and does not get benefits of government-sponsored welfare schemes.
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