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In India, the disabled population constitute 2.21% of the total population, as per the 2011 census
Interestingly there is no one static condition of disability. A disability is a result of the interaction between a person with a health condition and a environmental context. “Individuals with similar health conditions may not be similarly disabled or share the same perception of their disability, depending on their environmental adaptations,” according to a paper titled ‘Disabled Persons in India: A statistical profile 2016’.
Children with disabilities mainly come under the purview of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Some of the issues are, however, dealt with by the health ministry. “But no single ministry has been assigned the protection of these children, which leads to varying data about occurrence of disability amongst children,” says a report by Childline India, an NGO that works towards bettering lives of children.
As per Childline’s records, 1.67% of the 0-19 population has a disability. 35.29% of all people living with disabilities are children. “Other estimates say that India has 12 million children living with disabilities. Only 1% of children with disabilities have access to school and one third of most disabilities are preventable. Under-nutrition is a severe problem with …read more