Project Objectives

Report
Mainstreaming of Differently Abled
Persons in Development
in Indira Kranthi Patham
Presented by
P.Sudhakara Reddy
State Project Manager
Disability Programme
Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty
At
National Institute of Rural Development
25.08.09
Project Objectives
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Enhancing livelihood opportunities and Quality of
Life for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and
their families
Ensure Optimum utilization of residual abilities
by PWDs
Improve capacities of PWDs to access and avail
various entitlements and services offered by the
Government.
Mainstreaming disability concerns in policy
making and activities of line departments
Project Area
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78 intensive mandals in 22 districts
50 non intensive mandals in Ranga
Reddy, Nalgonda, Anantapur, Adilabad,
Mahabubnagar and Warangal
Key Interventions
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Social mobilization and Institution
Building of PWDs and their caregivers
Provision of Livelihood support
Community based Assessment,
Treatment and Rehabilitation Services
Promoting convergence with line
departments of Health and Education
for inclusive activities
Institution Building (IB)
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Formation of exclusive Self Help Groups (SHGs) at village level
and Federations at Mandal level through the following activities.
Selection, Training and position of CDWs , CCs, APMs, DPMs.
Identification and mobilization of PWDs into SHGs
Federating all SHGs of PWDs as Mandal Vikalangula Samakhya
(MVS) at Mandal level
Capacity building through facilitation support and trainings to
SHGs and MVS on disability awarness, Institutional and financial
management, Book-keeping , Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Act, etc.
Institution Building (IB)
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Contd.
Partnership with NGOs who have demonstrated
ability in Institution Building for PWDs
Functional linkages with Village Organization (VO)
and Mandala Mahila Samakhya(MMS) through
Enrolment of SHGs of PWDs into VO
Maintaining separate bank accounts of MVS for
Community Investment Fund (CIF) of PWDs by MMS
Periodic interaction and coordination between MMS
and MVS
Achievements
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
•In pilot mandals 80,901 persons with disability are
mobilized into 7,695 SHGs (pwd)
No. of Mandala Vikalangula Samakhyas : 128
• No. of Zilla Vikalagula Samakhyas formed :02
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Livelihoods
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Reduction of poverty impact of disability on
PWDs and their families through financial
support from the Community Investment
Fund (CIF) for various livelihood activities.
Promotion of Financial inclusion of SHGs of
PWDs for improving access to Credit by
Improving credit worthiness of CBOs of PWDs
Advocacy with banks for providing loans to
SHGs of PWDs
Livelihood Support Details
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
Sl.No. Source
Total
1
Revolving Fund (in Rs.
Lakhs )
300.20
2
Bank Linkage (in Rs.
Lakhs)
956.50
3
Community Investment
Fund - MCP (in Rs.
Lakhs)
2859.00
Total (in Rs. Lakhs)
4115.70
Assessment, Treatment &
Rehabilitation Services
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Ensuring access to all basic entitlements to PWDs as per the
PWD Act by conducting certification and multipurpose camps at
Mandal level
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Improving or retaining the existing residual ability through
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Assessment and surgical correction camps at Mandal and
District levels
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Prescription of and facilitating access to suitable aids and
appliances and therapies
AT&R Services Contd.
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Improving access to service providers by
Capacity building of CBOs of PWDs to organise
required arrangements and access them on their
own.
Collaborating with local hospitals, NGOs and National
Institutes.
Improving Activities of Daily Living skills of Persons
with mental retardation.
Therapy Trainings to persons with Vision, Speech,
Hearing and Orthopaedic disabilities and their
caregivers.
Community Mental Health programme for Persons
with Mental Illness.
ATR services
Disability Certification
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
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Pilot
Mandals
1
Total No. of Persons Identified
97,871
2
Total No. of Persons Provided with
Certificates
87,558
3
% of People provided with
Certificates
89%
ATR services
Support to persons with orthopaedic disability
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
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Activity
Received
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PWDs identified
97,871
Undergone detailed
assessment
56,727
3
Aids and appliances
18,174
4
Surgical correction
2,782
ATR services
Support to persons with speech and hearing impairment
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
Persons identified
Undergone assessment
: 9128
: 5738
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Activity
Recommended
Received
1
Surgery
491
81
2
Speech Therapy
1620
841
3
Referral to hospital for
follow-up
1169
477
ATR services
Support to persons with visual impairment
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
Persons identified
Undergone detailed assessment
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No.
Activity
1
: 6188
: 3483
Recommended
Received
Surgical
correction
504
234
2
Physiotherapy
548
318
3
Aids and
appliances
1447
928
4
Orientation and
Mobility Training
924
438
ATR Services
Support to persons with mental retardation
(Cumulative up to 31.03.2009)
Persons identified
Undergone Assessment
: 5687
: 3748
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Activity
Recommended
Received
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Home based
therapy
1912
1351
2
Referral and
hospital support
675
395
Qualitative impact and changes perceived
by the community
Through sample Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and open interviews
with the Community and project functionaries the following trends are
identified in pilot mandals.
 Improved access to government institutions and services offered by
the government like certificate and other entitlements
 Support for suitable livelihoods made them self reliant and their
families are also benefiting from their contribution
Qualitative impact and changes
perceived by the community Contd.
 Improved Self respect and confidence among PWDs
 Reduced social discrimination
 Increase awareness among the neighborhood on disability and PWDs
 Differentiation of the problems faced by mild, moderate and severely
disabled persons by the PWDs and wider community
 Women with disabilities are recognized as the most vulnerable among all by
PWDs and other community members
 MVSs are able to articulate issues concerning PWDs collectively
Achievement up to March 2009
 Strengthening of IB and financial management
 All eligible PWDs would be provided with the livelihood support though
Community Investment Fund (CIF) and Bank linkages
 Bank linkages to the tune of Rs.780 Lakhs for 1600 SHGs
of PWDs (Rs.50000 per an SHG @ 20 SHGs per Mandal in 78 Mandals
 Surgical corrections for all eligible PWDs
 Therapy support and trainings to all eligible PWDs and their
Parents/caretakers
 Expansion of Community Mental Health Programme
 Community Neighbourhood Centres in 78 pilot Mandals
@ one per Mandal (38 are established so far)
Rehabilitation Council of India certification to CDWs
Thank you

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