India to train 4 million persons with disabilities for employment

Asia-Pacific, October 2 2015

India will train four million people with disabilities for employment in sectors, including beauty and wellness, IT and tourism, in the next seven years, said chairman of a society which helps in training persons with disabilities.

“We have a target to skill close to four million persons with disabilities by 2022, and we are hopeful we will be able to
achieve that,” said Patu Keswani, chairman of Skill Council of People With Disability.

Keswani, who was appointed chairman of the Skill Council of People With Disability about two months ago, said 12 sectors have been identified for people with 19 disabilities as per a bill tabled in parliament.

“The challenge is now to look at these 19 disabilities and the 12 sectors,” he told media persons after addressing the two-day Singapore Human Capital Summit which begin yesterday.

The sectors, include beauty and wellness, IT, tourism and hospitality, he said.

The SCPWD’s skilling programme will also cover disabled youths from rural and slums of India, for employment.

The SCPWD will also use technology in training programmes for reaching out the people across the country.

Source: Sahara Samay

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