Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities was carved out of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 12.05.2012 to ensure greater focus on policy matters to effectively address disability issues and to act as a nodal department for greater coordination among stakeholders, organisations, State Governments and related central ministries.
The Vision is to have an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and development of persons with disabilities to lead productive, safe and dignified lives.
The Mission is to empower its target group, namely Persons with Disabilities through legislation/ policies/ programme/ schemes for their empowerment and development.
The National Policy for Persons with Disabilities recognizes that Persons with Disabilities are a valuable human resource for the country and seeks to create an environment that provides them equal opportunities, protection of their rights and full participation in the society. The National Policy recognizes the fact that a majority of Persons with Disabilities can lead a better quality of life if they have equal opportunities and effective access to rehabilitation measures.
National Film Development Corporation Limited
Over the years NFDC has worked with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers of India including Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Mrinal Sen, Richard Attenborogh, Adoor Gopalkrishnan and Ketan Mehta.
It has extended financial support to more than 300 films in 21 regional languages. NFDC has over the years, produced noteworthy, films like Ghare-Baire (Satyajit Ray), Gandhi (Richard Attenborough), Mammo (Shyam Benegal), Salaam Bombay (Mira Nair), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Kundan Shah), Mirch Masala (Ketan Mehta), The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra), The Good Road (Gyan Correa), among many others.
NFDC is breaking new grounds by co-producing projects involving public-private partnerships. The organization also facilitates line production services of shooting in India and animation services of overseas clients.
Annually NFDC organizes Film Bazaar India- a co-production and distribution market for the South Asian region alongside the International Film Festival of India, Goa.
NFDC aims at fostering excellence in cinema and promoting the diversity of its culture by supporting and encouraging films made in various Indian languages.
NFDC promotes domestic and global appreciation for independent Indian cinema.
· To develop talent and to facilitate the growth of Indian cinema in all languages through productions and
co-productions, script development and need based workshops.
· To promote Indian culture through cinema in India and overseas.
· To build a lean and flexible organization responsive to the needs of the Indian film industry.