The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes that disability arises from the combination of impairments and barriers that "hinder full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others". The impairments can include "long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments" whilst the barriers can be attitudinal or environmental. Disability has long been regarded as a social issue, requiring social responses. A person with disability may need assistance - formal or informal - to fully participate in society.
The scheme is relief measures to endosulfan victims in the state. Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs. 2000/- is given to bedridden endosulfan victims and Rs. 1700/- to such bedridden endosulfan victims who are getting Rs. 300/- as disability pension. All other endosulfan victims are given Rs. 1000/- based on the list of endosulfan victims furnished by District Collector.
“Thalolam” intended to provide free treatment to children below the age of 18, who are suffering from Kidney diseases,Cardiovascular diseases,Cerebral Palsy,Brittle Bone Disease,Haemophilia,Thalassemia,Sickle Cell Anemia,Orthopaedic deformities and other Neuro- Developmental Disabilities,Congenital anomalies( Endosulphan victims) and accident cases which needs surgery.The scheme has come into effect from 01-01-2010 onwards.
The scheme is intended to raise resources for the medical and educational support of physically or mentally challenged children attending special schools or who are inmates of orphanages/ institutions etc. The aim is to attract depositors who are willing to deposit sums of at least Rs.One lakh or its multiples as (Corporate Social Responsibility) funds. The money raised would be deposited in the state treasury for one year and is renewable on annual basis. The incentive of 15 % paid by the government will be used by the Mission for meeting the special requirements of these children.