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National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India

The report of the National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been submitted. Major findings of the Survey Alcohol About 14.6% of people in ..

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Braille Voter Slips for Visually Impaired and Blind

The Election Commission of India will be issuing Braille voter slips for the visually impaired and blind voters in the Lok Sabha elections due this year. The Braille voter slips were already issued during the recently held assembly polls. The initiative is part of the strategic framework for ‘accessible elections’, The Election commission of India also plans to ..

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Classification of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities

The interim Budget 2019 for the second time has set the ball rolling for the Classification of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities. Provisions in the Budget The Budget has made following announcements related to the denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities: Formation of a committee under the Niti Aayog, which would identify and classify these tribes. ..

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National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023)

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023) for addressing the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country, dumping a long-pending draft policy on the matter. Components of the Action Plan The components of the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023) are: The ..

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Indian Sign Language Dictionary

“First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment. The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLR&TC) under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment. The dictionary aims to bring uniformity in sign languages used ..

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