New Delhi: Minister for Social, Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday launched the beta version of Divyang Sarathi mobile application, aiming to provide all relevant information pertaining to persons with disabilities.

The app would also have every information on acts, rules, regulations and guidelines, schemes, information about the various outreach institutions, employment opportunities, and the disability market.

According to the Census 2011, there are over 2.68 crore 'Divyangjans' in India which constitute more than 2.2 per cent of the population.

This application has been developed by the two Assistant Secretaries (Anunaya Jha and B. Susheela) in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD).

"This mobile application is bound to empower the 'Divyangjans' by providing easier and convenient access of information to them as they can now understand all details pertaining to the schemes, scholarships, statutes, institutional support systems and other relevant and crucial information at the click of a button," said Gehlot after the launch.

The mobile application 'Divyang Sarathi' is compliant with the principles of UNCRPD for Universal Access and the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The app would have a wide outreach as it has been developed bilingually and the information is available in Hindi as well as English.

The mobile app will be available for download on Google Playstore