Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan

Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan

What is Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan?

Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan aims to make a barrier-free and conducive environment for Divyangjans (persons with Disabilities)

When launched?

On 3rd Dec. 2015 on International Day of person with Disabilities.


  • So 2.68 Crore Disabled people of India can access public offices and should not be deprived of their rights because of their disability.
  • Also to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India is a signatory and consequently has exacted the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • According to this Convention, India must ensure DWD’s Accessibility to: –
    • Information
    • Transportation
    • Physical Environment
    • Communication Technology
    • Service accessibility as well as emergency Services.


Built-Up Environment:

  • Access Audit of 1671 buildings completed.
  • 1,630 Government buildings, including 1030 Central Government buildings have been provided with features of accessibility.

Transportation Sector:


  • 35 International Airports and 55 Domestic Airports have been provided with features of accessibility.
  • Ambulances are available at 12 airports.


  • All 709 A1, A & B category railway stations have been provided with seven Short Term Facilities.
  • 603 railway stations have been provided with 2 Long Term Facilities.


  • 1,45,747 (29.05%) buses have been made partially accessible and 8,695 (5.73%) made fully accessible

ICT Ecosystem (Websites):

  • Government agencies have ensured accessibility for nearly 627 central and state/UT websites.

Accessibility in TV viewing:

  • 19 private news channels are telecasting partially accessible news bulletins.
  • They have telecasted 2,447 news bulletins with subtitling/sign-language interpretation.
  • 9 general entertainment channels have telecast 3686 scheduled programs/movies using subtitling


  • Out of 11,68,292 government and government-aided schools, 8,33,703 schools (71%) have been made barrier-free with the provision of ramps, handrails and accessible toilets


  • A Management Information System (MIS) portal is actively monitoring activities under the Accessible India Campaign.

Sugamya Bharat App:

  • Assisting in crowdsourcing accessibility grievances encountered on the ground in infrastructure and services and forwarding them for redressal.
  • Helpful in creating sensitization and awareness generation about the importance of accessibility.
  • COVID-19-related complaints which are meant only for Divyangjans are being given top priority.

Also, check out: MISSION KARMAYOGI