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Jyoti BanthiaNamit Gupta Kolkata/New Delhi
First, some distressing news. About 2.2 per cent of Indians lived with some kind of disability, according to data from the National Statistics Office's 2011 Census. What's more, a report titled Disabled Persons in India: A Statistical Profile 2016, by the Social Statistics Division under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MosPI), says nearly 20 per cent of these people have some kind of movement disability.

While the ramps at malls, hospitals and other establishments do make life somewhat easier for wheelchair-bound persons, they invariably need external assistance to get into or out of a car, for instance. 

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 7:22 PM IST

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