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Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign)

Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign) is the nationwide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for all citizens including Persons with Disabilities, to be able to gain access and live independently. The Accessible India Campaign comprises of the following key components:-
(i) Create Mass Awareness
(ii) Capacity Building
(iii) Interventions (Technology solutions, Legal framework, Resource generation)
(iv) Leverage corporate sector efforts including CSR resources.
(v) Leadership endorsements 

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities. Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 under Section 44, 45 and 46 also categorically provides for non-discrimination in participation, non-discrimination of the roads and built up environment.  As per Section 46 of the PwD Act, the States are required to provide for :
i) Ramps in public buildings
ii)  Provision of toilets for wheelchair users
iii) Braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts
iv) Ramps in hospitals, primary health centres and other rehabilitation centres.


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