44,000 people with disabilities in India have received skill training, claims government data

The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Kamlesh Kumar Pandey has said that 44,000 people with disabilities in the country have been given skill development training.

Pandey said

"Skill development training will be given to 5 lakh people with disabilities by 2018 and to 25 lakh by 2022 under Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. So far, 44,000 people have been given training,"

Kamlesh Kumar Pandey gave this information in Jaipur where he was holding meetings with the state government.

He also said most of the people with disabilities in Tamil Nadu have been issued disability certificates and other states also need to follow this example.

The number of people with disabilities having disability certificate is quite low in the northeastern states.

Pandey also reviewed the progress in the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in Rajasthan.