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Uttar Pradesh likely to hold first census of transgender people

Firstpost | 24/04/2022 05:11 PM | Click to read full article

The Social Welfare Ministry of Uttar Pradesh has proposed a first of its kind census for transgender people in the state, aimed at devising welfare measures for the marginalised community.

During his first tenure as chief minister, Adityanath had in 2021 formed the Transgender Welfare Board. An estimated 20 lakh transgenders live across the state, with most of them having limited means of education and survival.

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