Situation before (October 2002) & after the CBR Project in Tiruvallur District
|PwDs were isolated and not organized as group/federations.||Most of the PwDs are organized into DPOs and WWDs and family members of PwDs have been included in the Women groups.|
|Lack of unity among the PwDs.
No leadership among PwDs
|Leadership emerged from PwDs from Village to District level|
|No collective action among PwDs
No voice given to protect their rights.
|PwDs are collectively giving voice for their rights. PwDs are united and they are well connected with Block-, District- and State level DPO networks.|
|Majority of the Govt. authorities did not have a positive attitude on PwDs and perceived a charity mode of approach.||District level Coordination committee for welfare of the PwDs has been constituted under the chairmanship of District Collector. This is a good platform to address the needs of PwDs and for them to not be looked as charity cases|
|They depended on local middleman to apply for Govt. schemes
No District level committee formed to address the needs of PwDs.
|District Collector has opened a separate counter at the District Collectorate to receive grievances from the PwDs on every Mondays. This is a disabled friendly counter
Many issues brought to the notice of the Railway administration and find solutions