The state government has approved of Institute of Disability Management and Rehabilitation at Shimla which would be opened by J.M. Institute of Speech and Hearing, Patna, Mrs Sarveen Chaudahry, the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister said.
The institute was recommended by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The Institute had been working in this cause from some 25 years and has been supported by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for its various projects. The organization has also been running Human Resource Development Programmes since many years.
The step has been taken after a survey by ICDS wing of Social Justice and Empowerment Department, in which 52206 persons with disabilities were identified in the state up to December, 2006. The organization has requested for some 10 acres of land in Shimla as well as recommendation of the H.P. University for affiliation to its various courses.