Income Generation Schemes

Schemes implemented through State Channelizing Agency (SCAs) and nationalized banks

Financial assistance for skill and entrepreneurial development

This scheme is to provide financial assistance so that PWDs can be gainfully employed through self-employment via training and skill development in entrepreneurship.

The scheme is for PWDs but government training institutes and private institutes involved in the skilling of PWDs can also apply for the scheme. For more information, click here.

Scheme for Parents Association for the Mentally Retarded Persons

Parents Association can setup income generating activities which directly involves the PWDs. The income generated will be distributed to the persons. The activity will be managed by the Parents Association whose services are expected to be voluntary. For more information, click here.

Scheme for Disabled Young Professional

This is for a professionally trained unemployed youth; to encourage them to start their own business, leveraging their professional training and experience. For more information, click here.

Range of Income Generating Activities for the Disabled

Loans available for activities like:

  • • Setting up a small business in trading/service sector.
    • Purchase of a commercial vehicle.
    • Setting up a small industrial unit.
    • Agricultural activities.
    • Self employment amongst persons with intellectual disabilities.

For more information, click here.

Scheme for Financing Construction of Commercial Building for starting Self-Employment

The objective of this scheme is to finance the construction of a commercial building or premises so that the needy PWDs can setup their business. The building must be approved by the Development Authority or the Urban Improvement Trust. For more information, click here.

Scheme for Providing Handholding support to Disabled Entrepreneurs through “Vishesh Udyami Mitras”

To provide assistance to the disabled entrepreneurs in the form of information, guidance on procedural/documentation formalities required for availing concessional credit under NFHDC schemes, etc. This assistance is provided by individuals/institutes/etc. registered as Vishesh Udyami Mitras.

Under the scheme, the chosen Vishesh Udyami Mitras will be provided with financial assistance for rendering handholding services. For more information, click here.

Scheme for Providing Handholding support to Disabled Entrepreneurs for Skill Training through “Vishesh Prashiksan Mitras”

To provide assistance to the disabled entrepreneurs in the form of information, guidance on procedural/documentation formalities required for availing concessional credit under NFHDC schemes, etc. This assistance is provided by individuals/institutes/etc. registered as Vishesh Prashikshan Mitras for getting skill training.

Under the scheme, the chosen Vishesh Udyami Mitras will be provided with financial assistance for rendering handholding services. For more information, click here.

Vocational Rehabilitation Centres

Apart from providing medical attention to PWDs, VRCs also provide training based on capabilities and job roles to them. This is done with the aim of facilitating employment for PWDs. They also impart vocational training so they can adjust to their job roles.

For more information, click here.

For list of VRCs and their addresses, click here.

National Policy on Skill Development

PWDs will be provided with relevant skill training to bring them in the economic mainstream. The policy aims to expand facilities and make them accessible to PWDs. It also plans to increase the number of VRCs. Training will be integrated with job roles. For more information, click here

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