The President of India Shri RamnathKovind will inaugurate the Mega ADIP Camp to be organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ((Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 11th February, 2018 at the Jiwaji University campus, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The camp is being organized for distribution of aids and assistive devices to persons with disabilities and senior citizens under the Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) and VayoshreeYojana of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to 4086 identified beneficiaries based on the survey of beneficiaries done by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India.
Smt. Anandi Ben Patel, Governor, Madhya Pradesh; Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana; Shri ThawarchandGehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment; Shri Narendra Singh Tomar ,Union Minister Rural Development, Panchayti Raj & Mines; Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh; Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Shri RamdasAthawale& Shri Vijay Sampla; Mrs. G Latha Krishna Rao, Secretary Department of Social Justice & Empowerment; and Mrs. Shakuntla D. Gamlin , Secretary Department of DEPwD will also grace the occasion.
ALIMCO an autonomous organisation under M/o Social Justice and Empowerment which conducts Camps every year across the country for distribution of Aids and Appliances to Persons with Disabilities and Children With Special Needs (CWSN) under the ADIP and ADIP-SSA (SarvaShikshaAbhiyan) schemes respectively. Amongst these, the camps where No. of beneficiaries are more than 1000 and the value of appliances is more than Rs. 1 crore, are called Mega Camps. The ministry has so far conducted 281 such mega camps in last 4 years. Two mega Camps had recently been conducted on 3rd& 4thFebruary, 2018 at Rampur and Gorakhpur (UP) respectively. The camp at Gwalior will be 282nd Mega camp.
‘RashtriyaVayoshriYojna’ was launched in December 2016 and the first distribution camp under the scheme was held at Nellore (A.P) on 1st April 2017, in which present Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkiah Naidu was present. During last one year, 19 such camps had been conducted by ALIMCO. The 20th Camp was organized at Gorakhpur on 4th Feb 2018. The camp at Gwalior will be the 21st camp under RashtriyaVayoshriYojna.
The summary of beneficiaries to be given aids and assisted devices in the proposed Mega Distribution Camp to be held on 11th February 2018 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh is as under :-
The details of major appliances to be distributed in the camp are as under:-
|Serial No.||Scheme||No. of Beneficiaries||No. of Appliances||Value of Appliances
(Rs. in Lakh)
|ADIP Scheme||RVY Scheme||Remarks|
|Motorized Tricycle *||119||Walking Sticks||1089||* Rs. 12000/- per MTC provided by MP of Gwalior from MPLAD Fund|
|Tricycle Conventional||762||Wheel chair||250|
|Wheel chair||277||Hearing Aid||773|
|Brail kit||36||Walker Foldable||03|
|Brail slate||19||Denture Complete||45|
|Hearing Aid||742||Denture Partial||40|
Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh has taken an initiative to become the first ‘DivyangMitra(Disabled Friend)’ district of the country. The objective is to facilitate Divyangjan of the district with their needs of Day-to-day living and generate other avenues for their Socio-economic development. These include Barrier free movement, Aid and Appliances needed for various kind of disabilities, vocational training for self-employment, Access to easy loans for entrepreneurship and organizing job fair for employment.
With a view to maximise intended benefits to Divyangjan, AAPC- Jabalpur unit of ALIMCO was ordered to conduct assessment camps immediately. Accordingly these camps were conducted with full support from District administration, Gwalior and Indian Red Cross Society, States of Haryana & Madhya Pradesh. The Assessment camps were conducted up to Block level at 11 locations in Gwalior district during the period 12thDecember, 2017 to 25th January, 2018 in which a total of 2436 beneficiaries (PwD) havebeen registered .
Concurrently Ministry of Social Justice and Empowermenthad also issued a revised list of 112 districts in the country where camps were to be organised under RashtriyaYayoshriYojna (RVY) of the government for providing assisted living devices to Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh was also one of districts in the above list. On special approval from ministry, Assessment camps for senior citizens were also conducted at 8 locations in Gwalior district from 23th to 28th January, 2018 by deputing four teams of AAPC- Jabalpur unit of ALIMCO. A total Number of 1835 beneficiaries have been identified in these camps.