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Government Schemes for Disabled in India
  13 May'2020

Persons with Disabilities are often looked down upon by other people in society. They are not able to move at the same speed as other people; they are not able to do the basic things with ease like the other people, so they need additional help from the concerned authorities. This support helps the differently-abled people to have a more fruitful life. Hence, there are some government schemes for disabled in India meant to make the difficult life of such people, a little bit easier. here we will learn about some of those schemes which are made with that exact objective.


What are the Schemes for Disabiled in India?


1. Divyanjan Swavalamban Yojana-
The purpose of Divyangjan Swavalamban Yojana is to make the concessional benefit available for the people who are specially-abled as per the rules of the PwD Act, 2016. With the help of this scheme, these differently-abled people can:


 When that person is looking to start something, which will directly or indirectly help him/her financially or will provide better opportunities to improve their life
 Continue study even after completing his schooling which will improve his educational qualifications.
 Improve his vocation and skill set by taking the necessary courses which will advance his employment opportunities.
 Buy or customize his disability-friendly vehicle with better accessories that will help in his day to day activities a little bit more.
 This scheme provides loan facility to the visually impaired so that they can buy the items which are necessary for the betterment of their lives.
 This financial aid provided by the NHFDC provides banking facilities for PwD to give loans at a very nominal per annum.


2. Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)-
The government introduced the DDRS as one of the schemes for the disabled in India to help the specially-abled people perform the tasks which help in creating a better environment for them and also ensures that PwD gets similar opportunities to empower themselves like all the other people thus provide social justice and equity. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment funds DDRS which is available for all the listed institutions and organizations. This scheme has been established under The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. Its objectives are –


 To increase the opportunity to study at every level and ways, to increase their chances of professional and vocational opportunities, which will then lead to them getting proper occupations thus achieving financial independence.
 To build facilities that support activities to lighten the mood and give relaxation, promote the culture of that place, and ensuring that they are socially inclusive, the performance of creative arts, sports, and also going for a small trip to somewhere or traveling allowance.
 To provide help and making sure that the people have proper and respectable places to stay and lead a happy life in the Govt Rehabilitation Homes.

 

3. Assistance for Disabled Persons (ADIP)
ADIP scheme was made to help the disabled people to purchase various accessories to help them in their daily life. This scheme was formulated with the main objective to assist the PwD to get the latest and enhanced products that help them to have a more fruitful life, it improves their physical abilities, increases their social acceptance thus improves their overall mental health. These sophisticated aids are scientifically created to meet the individual needs of the user, which significantly reduces the impact of their disabilities and gives them a chance to become financially independent. These aids & appliances are made according to the specifications laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards, thus they provide the maximum help possible. The National Institutes under this ministry, ALIMCO, and NGOs help in implementing this scheme.


4. Accessible India Campaign
Accessible India Campaign which is also known as Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan was launched by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) across the entire nation to provide the PwDs with universal accessibility. Following are its important parts-


 Build Environment Accessibility
To make the environment around us physically accessible to everyone, steps need to be taken to remove obstacles in both indoor and outdoor facilities that include schools, workplaces, and footpaths. Ramps should be made; railings should be installed where necessary thus providing free movement along with necessary security measures.
 Transportation System Accessibility
Another important part of independent life is transportation, on which everyone depends to move around. All kinds of travels like air travel, trains, taxis, and buses should be made accessible for PwDs.
 Information and Communication Eco-System Accessibility

Having access to information is one of the basic needs of everyone in society, so information should be made available to all without any kind of discrimination. This can range from doing the basics as reading the price of a product to reading books by great people, from physically entering a hall to being able to walk around the park on his own.

Narayan Seva Sansthan has always worked and will keep on doing its amazing work for the specially-abled people. With its various functions, the NSS strives to provide the differently-abled people with a better chance of a life

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