Bhubaneswar: Odisha houses as many as 4,779 transgenders, Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Minister Prafulla Samal informed the Assembly.

As per the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) Survey, as many as 4,779 transgenders are residing in the State, the Minister said in response to a question of MLA Mahesh Sahu.

The Minister further informed that there is no plan to rehabilitate transgenders and disabled persons by developing special villages near district headquarters.