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District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) is an initiative by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, to facilitate comprehensive services to Persons with Disabilities in the rural areas.  These units have a group of rehabilitation professions for providing services like identification of Persons with Disabilities, Awareness Generation, Early Detection and Intervention, Provision / Fitment, Follow-up and repairing of Assistive Devices, Therapeutic Services like Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy etc., and facilitation of Disability Certificates, Buss Passes and other concessions/ facilities for Persons with Disabilities.

 

DDRC’s is a joint venture of Central and State Governments wherein Central Government will establish, initiate, implement the centre for three years involving funding for man power contingencies as well as required equipments and coordination.  State Government will provide provision for rent free , well connected building, basic infrastructure, furniture, monitoring and coordination of activities through District Management Team (DMT) Chaired by the District Collector and also identification of implementing agency.

 

NIMH had the responsibility of establishing 16 DDRC’s among  7 states.   After successfully establishing and running for initiating three years, suitable implementing agencies have been identified with the help of State Government and all the 16 DDRCs have been handed over to the District Administration to be run by the identified implementing agencies.  Currently NIMH does not have any DDRC under its control. The details of the 16 DDRC’s established and handed over by the NIMH are as follows:

 

 

 

S.No.

 

 

 

Name of the DDRC

 

The date when the DDRC become functional

 

Name of Implementing Agency

 

Date on which DDRC was handed over to the Implementing Agency

 

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5

 

 1

Gulbarga (Karnataka)

July, 2000

Indian Red Cross Society,

Gulbarga,

Dist. Branch

17.10.03

 

 2

Wardha (Maharashtra)

July, 2000

Kasturba Health Society, Sevagram, Wardha

02.10.04

 

 3

Madurai (T.N)

August, 2000

Manasa – Dist. Mentally Disabled Welfare Agency, Madurai

13.04.04

 

 4

Kozhikode (Kerala)

August, 2000

Hospital Development Society, Medical College, Kazhikode

17.12.04

 

 5

Thoothukudi (T.N)

November, 2000

V.O.C. Educational Society, Thoothukudi

08.05.03

 

 6

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

January, 2001

PMR Dept. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

19.08.06

 

 7

Indore (M.P)

March, 2001

Welfare Association for the Disabled, Indore

17.02.03

 

8

Thrissur (Kerala)

June, 2001

Govt. Medical College, Thrissur

01.010.4

 

9

Ujjain (M.P)

December, 2001

Seva Bharati, Ujjain

01.04.05

 

10

 

Mandya (Karnataka)

August, 2003

Indian Red Cross Society, Mandya

27.02.07

 

  11

Dewas (M.P)

September, 2003

Indian Red Cross Society, Dist. Branch, Dewas

27.10.06

 

  12

Karimnagar (A.P)

December, 2003

DRDA, Karimnagar

10.05.07

 

  13

Satna (M.P)

January, 2004

Indian Red Cross Society, Satna

25.01.07

 

  14

Jashpur (Chhatisgarh)

June, 2004

Kalyan Asharam, Jashpur

16.05.07

 

  15

Damoh (M.P)

August, 2004

Indian Red Cross Society, Damoh

05.09.07

 

  16

Bastar (Chhatisgarh)

September, 2004

Indian Red Cross Society, Bastar

25.09.07

 

          As all these DDRC’s have been handed over to respective implementing agencies, further information related to these DDRC’s can  be sought from the implementing agencies as mentioned above.

 

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