Policies and Schemes of Central and State Governments for People with Disabilities

Information is key to sound planning and management.

This document is an outcome of a study commissioned by Sightsavers India and has been developed to provide information on the various policies and schemes of the central and state governments in India. It is intended as a useful resource for policy makers, managers and practitioners engaged in the disability sector and most importantly, by persons with disabilities.

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Manisha from Jabalpur has orthopaedic disability and is supported by Sightsavers under the Social Inclusion Programme.

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Preeti's story

Preeti* from Chittaurgarh is 20 years old and has orthopaedic disability. At five years of age, Preeti met with an accident in which she lost one of her legs.