New guidelines to make cinema halls accessible to those with Disabilities

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Society & Social Justice

Topic: Welfare schemes. mechanisms, laws, and institutions related to the disabled.

Issue: Inclusive policies for Disabled.

Tags: #CinemaHalls#Divang#accessibilities.

New Guidelines for Cinema Halls:

  • The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting introduced guidelines to make films accessible for individuals with disabilities.
  • Based on Sections 29 and 42 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Data Point:

·         2.21% of India’s population is disabled.

·         Of which- 19% having sight disabilities and 19% experiencing hearing disabilities.

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