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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
21-December-2011 15:14 IST
Disabled Friendly Schools
Efforts are being made under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)” and “Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS)” to make Government and Government-aided schools barrier free for the disabled. In addition, funds are made available under SSA (Inclusive Education Component) and IEDSS for appointment of Special Teachers, for training of general teachers in inclusive Education, for teaching aids and also for Learning Resource Centres in Schools. So far, 7,47,314 schools have been equipped with ramps and handrails and 63,263 schools been provided with disabled friendly toilets under SSA. Funds have been released for coverage of 34,295 secondary and higher secondary schools under IEDSS, so far.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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