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According to the Census 2001, there are 2.19 crore people with disabilities in India who constitute 2.13 per cent of the total population. This includes persons with visual, hearing, speech, locomotor and mental disabilities.

Seventy five per cent of persons with disabilities live in rural areas, 49 per cent of disabled population is literate and only 34 per cent are employed. The earlier emphasis on medical rehabilitation has now been replaced by an emphasis on social rehabilitation.


Disability data as per Census India 2001

Disability specific Data

Source:Census India 2001

Disability data as per National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) 2002

Disability specific Data

Source:National Sample Survey Organisation 2002

Disability data camparison between Census 2001 and NSSO 2002

Disability data camparison between Census 2001 and NSSO 2002

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