Survey On Disabled People In State Soon
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03 September 2010
The government will conduct a survey to find out the number of disabled people in the state. It will also provide unique identification number and certificate so that they can avail all the benefits.
Ajay Singh, deputy director, social justice and empowerment department was speaking at a state–level conference on ‘Mainstreaming Disability in Development’ organised by CUTS International in partnership with Sightsavers on Thursday. The programme was attended by representatives from civil society organisations, educational institutes and media.
The main objective of the conference was to sensitise and build the capacity of the participants on the issue and selecting the governmental and non–governmental organisations to work with them on the issue.
Prasanna Pincha, special rapporteur, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi said persons with disabilities are more worried about social exclusion and impairments from family and society than their physical disability.
He spoke about the key provisions of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and illustrated that the treaty has revolutionised the development paradigm and initiatives for disabled people and highlighted three–fold significance of the treaty.