Tripura: People with disabilities finally gain limelight, EC begins mapping exercise

Tripura: People with disabilities finally gain limelight, EC begins mapping exercise

June 12, 2018

Agartala: The Tripura electoral authority is hoping to map over 50,000 people with disabilities in the state for the better conduct of elections, chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti said here on Monday.

Addressing a news conference, Taranikanti said according to information provided by the department of social welfare and social education, Tripura has around 80,000 registered disabled persons.

"We are undertaking a massive exercise to map persons with disabilities. We were told to do this last year. However, there was shortage of time and we could cover only 8,000 people," he said.

He claimed that around 51,000 of the people registered with disabilities were voters.

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