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Government Of Assam Social Welfare Directorate of Social Welfare (Social Justice and Empowerment Sector)

Success Stories

Major Achievement for WELFARE OF PERSON WITH DISABILITY in the Year 2016- 17

 Scholarships to Differently Abled Students and Unemployment Allowances were given to 7638 nos. of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). 

A joint initiative of Assam State Legal Service Authority in partnership with Social Welfare Department and Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Assam - “PROJECT REACH OUT AND RESPOND” “সঁহাৰি” was organized by the Department from 4th March, 2017 to 12th March, 2017, whereby various types of Aids & Appliances were distributed to the persons with disability from 5 (five) districts viz. Nagaon, Morigaon, Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup (M) and Kamrup (R) with the support of Bhagawan Mahabeer Vikalanga Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) and Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO). Details of person who benefited from the camp are given :

Type of Aids GivenNumbers
Prosthetic Limb 126 Nos. 
Calipers for Polio Patients218 Nos.
Crutches76 Nos.
Hand44 Nos.
Tricycle50 Nos. (57 small and 93 adults) 
Wheelchair163 Nos. (61 small and 102 adults) 
Hearing Aids536 Nos. 
Stick for blind49 Nos.
Working Stick67 Nos.
Auxiliary Crutch37 pairs 

 

The initiative has been taken to create a robust district wise database to enumerate every person with disability along with the details of their area of disability. All the districts have been intimated to expedite the process of data collection. Details of the initiative are given below

  • Total 5418 Nos. of Differently abled persons get benefited Through Unemployment Allowances & total 336 nos. of Families having differently abled member get benefited through Family allowance in the last two financial year in the year 2016-17. 
  • Total 183 differently abled persons get benefitted through Rehabilitation Grants.
  • Total 816  differently abled students get benefitted through Scholarship
  • Total 69 differently abled Students (Medical & Technical education) get benefitted through Scholarship.