UID proj to be used to track education of disabled

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Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Dec 3: Government is trying to rope in Unique Identification Authority chief Nandan Nilekani to help map and record the educational progress of the disabled children of the country, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday, Dec 2.

"We are talking to Nandan about it. If we can map these differently-abled people, then their educational growth can also be recorded," Sibal said after unveiling two books on inclusive education by Mithu Alur.

"If we can do it through Unique ID, then it can later be linked to their health condition. This will make thing easier," he added.

There are over 40 million people living with different types of disability in India.

The UID project was set up in Feb 2009 by the government with the goal of providing Indians a multipurpose national identity card or Unique Identification Card (UID Card).

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