5.86 lakh differently-abled persons have received UDID cards in the state: Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Maximum number of cards distributed in Ramanagar,Chikkamagaluru,Bagalkote districts

Minister calls upon all disabled people to register for the card

Karnataka has achieved a significant milestone by distributing 5.86 lakh Unique Disability Identification Cards (UDID),said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar after reviewing the progress of the UDID card distribution process.

UDID cards are issued by the government to disabled people to allow them to avail several benefits given by the government to disabled people.

Karnataka has done well in Universal Identity Card –UDID for the disabled in collaboration with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Ramnagar district has the highest number of cards distributed. Chikmagalur is in the second position, followed by Bagalkot,Haveri,Uttara Kannada, Belgaum and Mandya districts,Minister Sudhakar said.He congratulated the health officers of the districts for their good performance.

People with disabilities must register their name on the UDID portal.Getting a UDID card is easy once you log in.

You can avail many facilities from the government through this.With the UDID cards,we will be able to track beneficiary facilities at all levels of implementation at block and district level,state and national level.

The aim of the government is to distribute UDID cards to each and every disabled person,which can be used to avails several benefits across all sectors,Minister Sudhakar said.

Earlier only seven types of impairments were considered in disability.But after the amendment of the RPWD Act of 2016,additional 21 types of disabilities have been included in the list.

Data about the disabled persons and their disability is being collected.It includes educational, employment details.

People with 40% physical disabilities are being identified as disabled.

According to the 2011 census report, 2.21% of people in the country have disabilities.Minister Sudhakar said that special emphasis has been given to provide facilities to improve the disabled persons’ quality of life.