70% spike in disability quota applications

NEW DELHI: Delhi University has recorded a 70% rise in applications under the persons with disability (PwD) category compared to last year. This assumes significance in the light of the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016. The maximum number of applications have come in from candidates with physical disability. However, there… Read More 70% spike in disability quota applications

When organic farming mainstreams persons with disabilities

  A thatched cattle shed marks Omchand Mahatule’s farm which lies on the approach road to Nayagaon village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. The 50-year-old comes running from the well clutching lemon grass from which he makes a splendid black tea. Starting off with invectives for his neighbours, the athletic farmer gives a lowdown… Read More When organic farming mainstreams persons with disabilities

Now, disabled people can experience, enjoy all tourist spaces, facilities in Kerala

Beaches, especially the Shanghumukham beach, used to be the all-time favourite spot for 34-year-old Ashla Rani, a volunteer for Pallium India, Trivandrum. But an accident that happened six years ago left her permanently disabled and confined to a wheelchair. The quadriplegic had to give up her passion for beaches as no beach in the State… Read More Now, disabled people can experience, enjoy all tourist spaces, facilities in Kerala

Equipment distribution for handicapped today

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad District Collector, in association with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), has taken initiation to provide necessary instruments and devices for the differently-abled people by setting up a camp at the Govt High School, Ameerpet, Dharam Karam Road on June 7. Differently-abled people from mandals including Ameerpet, Khairatabad, Secunderabad, Trimulgherry and… Read More Equipment distribution for handicapped today

India’s disabled must have a fighting chance to achieve whatever they want

They are often called India’s invisible population. The 2011 Census put the number of differently abled in the country at 26.8 million or about 2.23% of the country’s population. Now a top government official, Navreet Kang, secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, has acknowledged that the figure is a gross underestimation. “The WHO… Read More India’s disabled must have a fighting chance to achieve whatever they want