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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts ( IRCA)

This is a Central Sector Scheme for the prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse at detoxification centres and follow up programme. The Government of India provides financial support to voluntary organisations involved in awareness generation, identification, motivation counselling and running de-addiction and after care centres by setting up 15 to 30 bedded treatment cum rehabilitation centres. Currently there are 10 such centres in West Bengal and proposal for opening few more are under consideration.

The Grant proposals are submitted to the Directorate though District Administrations and are sent to State Government after processing with recommendation. The Government of India releases grants on the basis of recommendation of the State Government. The Directorate of Social welfare with the assistance of District Administrations and Regional Resource and Training Centre is monitoring implementation.