Factory with a healing touch


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How lives ravaged by leprosy are rebuilt in Anandwan, MaharashtraIt was a place that people once feared to enter. They believed the air at Anandwan was teeming with leprosy bacilli. But not anymore. Today it is thronging with life and new energy with the stigma once associated with leprosy visibly dissipated.
People come from across the country and distant lands, to see this wonderful complex spread across 450 acres in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. Here, not just leprosy patients and those cured, but the deaf and others with physical disabilities lead productive lives. They craft an array of beautiful products, weave textiles and make simple wheelchairs for the residents as well as for hospitals and disability centres across the country.

Source : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/india-interior/factory-with-a-healing-touch/article23620006.ece

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