Central Sector Scheme For Disabled Rehabilitation/Empowerment and for Prevention of Alcoholism

Central Sector Scheme For Disabled Rehabilitation/Empowerment and for Prevention of Alcoholism

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New Delhi, 19 July 2017: The Ministry is implementing a central sector scheme called Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) under which grants in aid is provided to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for running any of the prescribed model projects under the Scheme relating to rehabilitation/empowerment of persons with disabilities. State-wise Grants-in-Aid released to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including to the State of Chhattisgarh under DDRS is given.

The District Disability Rehabilitation Centres are set up in the approved districts of the country for providing comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities at the grass root level under the Plan Scheme, "Scheme for the implementation of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995" (SIPDA). A statement indicating State wise Grant-in-Aid released to DDRCs including in the State of Chhattisgarh is at Annexure-II.

“Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse and for Social Defence Services”

The Ministry implements a “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse and for Social Defence Services”. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to eligible Non-Governmental Organizations, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban Local Bodies etc., inter-alia, for running and maintenance of Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCAs). The main objectives of the Scheme are as follows:
  • To create awareness and educate people about the ill-effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family, the workplace and society at large;
  • To provide for the whole range of community based services for the identification, motivation, counseling, de-addiction, after care and rehabilitation for Whole Person Recovery (WPR) of addicts to make a person drug free, crime free and gainfully employed.
  • To alleviate the consequences of drug and alcohol dependence amongst the individual, the family and society at large;
A Statement indicating proposals received through the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations during the last three years is at Annexure III. The number of projects assisted and grant in aid released to the organizations under the above scheme

This information was given by the Minister of State For Social Justice And Empowerment SHRI THAAWARCHAND GEHLOTSHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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