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67 NGOs blacklisted

NEW DELHI JAN. 28. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has blacklisted 67 NGOs for poor performance. Addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of his Ministry, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Satyanarayan Jatiya, said that over 1.6 lakh students with disabilities were being provided vocational and professional training with the support of his Ministry.

The Ministry, he said, was also supporting 644 institutions for running early intervention programmes, special education programmes and vocational training programmes. More than 4.6 lakh children with disabilities have been enrolled under the district education programme in 271 districts in 24 States.

Dr. Jatiya said that the Government has formulated several schemes and taken new initiatives, especially for wider coverage and holistic rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

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