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Empower people with disabilities for inclusive growth: Kamlesh Kumar Pandey

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

for Persons with Disabilities Kumar today said to ensure inclusive growth of the nation, stress must be given on empowering people with disabilities.

According to an official spokesperson, and Deputy Commissioner for Person with Disabilities, Government of were here to review the implementation of the Rights of Persons With (RPWD) Act, 2016 in the state.

During the review meeting, took stock of the facilities being provided by the departments of school education, health, PWD, local government, housing and urban development, transport, higher education, industries, technical education, rural development, personnel, and labour regarding various provisions of the Act.

"Without empowering persons with disabilities, we cannot ensure the inclusive growth of the nation," said at the meeting, adding according to the 2011 census, there are 2.86 crore people with disabilities.

He said, "Since ages has been nurturing a sympathetic outlook towards persons with disabilities. We have to march forward in this direction by giving due honour, government jobs and other special facilities to them at public place and government offices.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 19:20 IST
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