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Research on Disability related Technology, Products and Issues under SPIDA Scheme

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities had launched a new Central sector scheme on “Research on disability related technology, products and issues‟ in January, 2015. The main objectives of this scheme are to  promote research in prevention and prevalence of disability and the application of science & technology for the development of indigenous, appropriate aids and appliances. Until 2017-18 the scheme was implemented as a standalone scheme of the Department. From the year 2019-20, it has become a part of the “Scheme for Implementation of Rights of Persons’ with Disabilities Act (SIPDA)”.

2.         Under the R&D Scheme, there is no prescribed format  for submitting the proposal . PIAs/NGOs/Govt. Organizations may submit their proposal directly to the Department.

3.         Details of GIA released to PIAs/NGOs/Govt. Organizations during the last five years.

2016-17

Sl.No.

Name of PIA/NGO/Govt Org

Amount released (Rs. in lakh)

1

Tamanna, New Delhi

2.04

2

Vellore Institue of Technology, Chennai

4.89

3

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala

4.76

4

Vision Foundation, Delhi

2.40

5

NIMHANS, Bangalore

6.00

6

Shishu Sarothi, Assam

1.33

7

 

Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai

4.50

 

Total

25.92


2017-18

Sl.No.

Name of PIA/NGO/Govt Org

Amount released (Rs. in lakh)

1

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

6.79

2

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore

2.05

3

NIMHANS, Bangalore

6.00

4

VIT University, Vellore

2.44

5

NIEPID, Secunderabad

0.94

6

NIEPID, Secunderabad

4.00

7

NIEPID, Secunderabad

8.00

8

Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai

4.50

9

Aligarh Muslim Univeristy, Aligarh

1.60

10

Shishu Sarothi, Assam

1.33

 

 

Total

37.65

 

2018-19

Sl.No.

Name of PIA/NGO/Govt Org

Amount released (Rs. in lakh)

1

Tamana, Delhi

1.02

2

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala

4.16

3

Shishu Sarothi, Assam

1.80

4

CSIR - Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh

23.72

5

ICFOSS, Kerala

9.36

 

 

Total

40.06

No grant had been released during the 2019-20.

2020-21

Sl.No.

Name of PIA/NGO/Govt Org

Amount released (Rs. in lakh)

1

Tamanna, New Delhi

2.04

2.

NIMHANS, Bangalore

6.36

3.        

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

5.94

4.

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore

2.05

5.

CSIR - Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh

20.75

6.

ICFOSS, Kerala

8.19

 

Total

45.34

 
Last Updated: 06-07-2021