Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhyan) – 03rd December 2015

The Accessible India Campaign Mobile application was launched by Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India, on 3rd December 2015, to mark the International Day of persons with Disabilities. The Campaign has been conceived by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
According to Census 2011, there are 2.68 crore persons with disabilities in India, who constitute 2.21% of the total population. However, estimates vary across sources and in reality this figure could be much higher.
Accessibility is the key to inclusion and equal access for people with disabilities. An accessible barrier-free environment is the first step towards fulfilling the right of people with disabilities to participate in all areas of community life.
The Finance Minister also launched the mobile app and web portal (www.accessibleindia.gov.in) for the AIC Campaign, that will facilitate the process of creating a crowdsourcing platform to comprehensively obtain information about inaccessible places, processing information for approving proposals and channelizing CSR resources for creating of accessible spaces.
This short movie, produced by National Film Development Corporation of India, higlighting the concept of Accessibility was also unveiled by Shri Arun Jaitley on the occassion.
Please note: The Accessible India mobile app can be downloaded from any android phone by clicking on this link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=DEPwD&hl=en/ Please visit accessibleindia.gov.in for more details.

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