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17th November, 2022 Polity and Governance

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  • In 2015, the Union Government launched the Accessible India Campaign (AIC), also known as Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • It aims at enhancing accessibility, creating awareness and sensitization for the creation of a universal barrier-free environment for the disabled.
  • Its 3 main pillars are;
    • Built-Up Environment
    • Transportation System
    • Information & Communication (ICT) ecosystems
  • The achievements of AIC are:
    • 1630 Government buildings have been provided with features of accessibility.
    • 35 International Airports and 55 Domestic Airports have been provided with features of accessibility.
    • Nearly 627 Central and State/UT government websites have been made accessible.
    • Nearly 71% of government and government-aided schools have been made barrier-free with the provision of ramps, handrails and accessible toilets

Must Read:  https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/centres-policy-on-disabled#:~:text=Ensure%20their%20accessibility%20in%20public,the%20Central%20and%20State%20level.