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In next 7 years, we would have 25 lakh trained disabled people

The government will train 25 lakh disabled people in the next seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

He says disabled people constitute a significant portion of the population of India and their need for meaningful employment largely remains unmet. The government of India has targeted training 25 lakh people with disabilities in the next seven years.

Over 200 people with disabilities from over 70 countries from Asia, Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean are attending the 9th World Assembly of DPI, a disabled people’s human rights organisation with membership in 150 countries, an event where PM Modi was the speaker.

Javed Abidi, global chair of DPI and director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), says: DPI’s 9th World Assembly is therefore built around the crucial questions of access, knowledge transfer, monitoring and self-determination and representation in the 2030 Agenda process as well as in other human rights processes.

Source: Business Standard

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