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According to a 2007 World Bank report on disability, India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability.

Low literacy and widespread social stigma are making disabled people among the most excluded in the country. Children with disabilities are less likely to be in school, disabled adults are more likely to be unemployed, and families with a disabled member are often worse off than average. In the years to come, the number of disabled people in India is expected to rise sharply as age-related disabilities grow and traffic accidents increase.

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Bajaj Finserv collaborates with Sightsavers to bring inclusive education and promote disability rights across four districts in India

Bajaj Finserv Limited, the holding company of the financial services businesses of the Bajaj Group, one of India’s oldest and largest conglomerates, joined hands with Sightsavers India to launch the Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education Programmes in Raisen, Khagariya, Kasganj, and Pratapgarh districts of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, respectively.

October 2022
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Experts & Leaders from Disability Sector call for “Disability Inclusive Health Care System” to address health inequity

Sightsavers India organised a national online consultation on draft “Accessibility Standards for Healthcare” developed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

June 2022
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Sightsavers along with the European Union and European Disability Forum launches Nothing about us, without us!

Stories of empowering organisations of people with disabilities

March 2022