Composite Regional Centre launched in Port Blair

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for skill development, empowerment of persons and rehabilitation in Port Blair. The Composite Regional Centres in India are located in Kozhikode, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Guwahati, Srinagar, Ahmedabad, Mandi and Suraghi (Chhattisgarh).


The CRCs are centres set under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in order to create infrastructure and resources for persons with disabilities. These centres focus at locals rather than urban areas.


The GoI targets only a part of the population through these centres. It includes persons with low-vision, mental retardation, blindness, locomotor disability, hearing impairment, mental illness, cerebral palsy, leprosy, multiply persons and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


The Central Government aims to reach the unreached disabled population through these centres. The CRCs help in fastening the process of establishing rehabilitation services. The centres aim at training of rehabilitation professionals and capacity building at centre, district and state levels.


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