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50 government buildings in Indore inaccessible for disabled people

An audit by the Social Justice Department in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, has found that most of the government buildings here are not accessible for disabled people.

This includes schools, colleges, gardens, government offices, hospitals, theatres, and auditoriums.

Under the Accessible India campaign launched in 2016, a commitment was made to ensure that all buildings in Indore would be made accessible for people with disabilities.

The central government had set a deadline of July 2016, by which time authorities had to audit buildings that are accessible to disabled people. Steps had to be taken to ensure that necessary changes were made to ensure accessibility.

Details of the final audit, that is going on currently, will be sent to the central government.

Madhya Pradesh government officials say that there has been a delay from the central government in the sanctioning of funds. They claim that if the funds had been allotted on time, many buildings could have been made accessible for people with disabilities.

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