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Modi govt to issue Universal Identity Cards to differently abled

ANI
Published May 18, 2016, 7:17 pm IST
Updated May 18, 2016, 7:17 pm IST
This was announced by Minster of State for Social justice and Empowerment Krishna Pal Gurjar in Amroha district on Wednesday.
Gurjar said according to 2011 census report, there are 2 crore 68 lakh differently abled individuals living in the country
 Gurjar said according to 2011 census report, there are 2 crore 68 lakh differently abled individuals living in the country

New Delhi: The Central Government would soon issue Universal Identity Cards to ‘divyangs’ (differently abled individuals) in the country.

This was announced by Minster of State for Social justice and Empowerment Krishna Pal Gurjar in Amroha district on Wednesday. He said that this Universal Identity Card would be valid throughout the country. Gurjar was speaking in a programme organized for distribution of assistance equipment to divyangs.

 

He said the Central Government had already provided assistance equipments of lakhs of rupees to divyangs in 120 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Gurjar said according to 2011 census report, there are 2 crore 68 lakhs differently abled individuals living in the country. He stated the Centre is already implementing several schemes to make them self sufficient.

On this occasion, he distributed tricycles, wheel chairs and ear implants to 504 differently abled individuals of Amorha.

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