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Launch of colour-coded ID cards for people with disabilities

The government plans to start a colour-coded unique identity card as a legal document for persons with disabilities that will enable easy linkage to government schemes and services.

The Ministry of Social Justice will soon start the process of registration of persons with disabilities on a centralised e-platform to issue Unique Disabled Identity (UDID) cards.

The card will be coded in three different colours, red, blue and yellow to indicate the degree of disability. Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh is the chosen district for the pilot project.

So far, there has been no national database on people with disabilities. The UDID portal is expected to help towards planning and distribution of benefits.

The first cards are likely to be handed out to eligible persons in August. Red colour will indicate disability of 80% and above, blue between 40%- 80% and yellow for below 40%.

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