The Disability Action Division was set up in 1995 to facilitate the equalization
of opportunities for people with disabilities in rural development. The thrust of the programme is to generate awareness through formation of SHGs and taking up of economic support to activities so that the disabled people not only become self-supporting but also become equal partners in the developmental process of the community. The emphasis is on community based rehabilitation programmes through VOs who have the capacity to work in this field to focus on development rather than welfare.
CAPART is the first national agency to act on the mandate of the "Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation)" Act, 1996, and earmark 3% of its resources for people with disabilities
GOAL AND FOCUS AREA:
- Rehabilitation Project (CBR) that are based on local condition and cultures and expansion of CBR coverage as an important means of achieving equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities in rural communities.
- Elimination of attitudinal, cultural and physical barriers, which limit the access of rural people with disabilities to facilitates , services, information and development programmes in the rural areas.