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Increase in the Number of Total Indian Households Having Disabled People

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  July 1, 2015 at 5:57 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Over 8%, or 207.8 lakh, of the total households in India have disabled persons, reveals data on disabled population in India. The data also suggested that of the total households that have disabled people, about 99% are normal households, 0.4% are institutional, and 0.2% are households of people who do not have their own houses.
 Increase in the Number of Total Indian Households Having Disabled People
Increase in the Number of Total Indian Households Having Disabled People
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The office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India said, "The data gives the number of households having disabled persons by type of households, including normal (99%), institutional (0.4 percent) and houseless households (0.2%). The disabled persons are further cross-classified into eight disabilities - seeing, hearing, speech, movement, mental retardation, mental illness, any other and multiple disability."

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Total households having disabled people show an increase of 20.5 lakh, from 187.3 lakh in 2001 to 207.8 lakh in 2011 - 6.2 lakh in rural and 14.3 lakh in urban areas. Normal households with disabled people increased by 20,24,495, institutional households by 8,370 and houseless by 13,560 during the decade of 2001-11. Disabled people living in normal households increased by 48,19,382, institutional households by 65,895 and houseless households by 22,948 during the said decade.

Source: IANS
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