Implementation of Adip Scheme in Assam

Under the Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme), grants are not released to the State Governments. Grants are released to the Implementing Agencies directly. The Ministry Social Justice & Empowerment has set up eight District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) and one Composite Regional Centre (CRC) in Assam.

Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India (RGI) has informed that as per Census 2001, there were 5,30,300 Persons with Disabilities in the State of Assam. There is no special list of Persons with Disabilities for Assam or North Eastern States. However, a question on disability has been included in the Household Schedule of Census 2011 which is currently being canvassed across the country including the State of Assam as also rest of the States in NE Region.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri D. Napolean in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.