The Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation is a Public Sector Undertaking under the State Government, established in the year 1979 with its Head Quarters at Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram. The main aims and objectives of the Corporation are to formulate, to promote and implement various welfare schemes for the rehabilitation / improvement of the living conditions of the visually impaired, deaf and dumb, orthopeadically handicapped and mentally retarded persons and also to provide financial/technical assistance to the differentially abled persons, group of such persons and organizations involved in activities on the rehabilitation and welfare of such persons. Over the years the Corporation has provided various assistance to the differently abled persons in Kerala.
The Corporation has two Regional Offices one at Panayapally, Kochi, Ernakulan and another at 1st floor, D-Block, Civil station compound, Kozhikode - 20. With a view to provide standardized and quality Aids and Appliances to the physically challenged persons and for the proper repair/service of such items, a MRST unit (Manufacturing, Repairing, Servicing and Training Centre) is functioning under the Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation at Pattoor, Thiruvananthapuram.
In addition to the MRST units mentioned above, Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation is having the following units with the intension of providing direct employment to the differentially abled persons.
1. Sowbhagya Offset Printing Press, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram.
2. Sowbhagya Department Store, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram.
3. MLA Quarters Extension Counter, Thiruvananthapuram.