How India Plans To Become More Friendly For Its Differently-Abled


Mumbai:  By July next year at least 50 government buildings, 75 railway stations and all international airports will be made accessible to people with physical disabilities, the government has claimed as part of an ambitious drive to make India more accessible for the different-abled.For a country with 2.68 crore people living with disabilities, according to the 2011 census, the proportion of universally accessible civic infrastructure is not enough, the government admits.

To change this under the Accessible India Campaign, expected to formally launch by the end of the year, the government is planning to launch an app, a universal card and recognise 12 more kinds of disabilities.

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