India: Disability Affects 21 Million People

by Kathy Jones on  May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM Indian Health News
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Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said in Lok Sabha Monday that disability affects over 21 million people in India.
 India: Disability Affects 21 Million People
India: Disability Affects 21 Million People

A total of 21,906,769 people suffer from various disabilities in the country and Uttar Pradesh alone is home to 3,453,369, Wasnik informed the lower house.

He was citing the figures from the data provided by the 2001 Census.

The disability among the affected population range from hearing to mental.

Uttar Pradesh is followed by Bihar and West Bengal with disabled population of 1,887,6771 and 1,84,7174, respectively.

Source: IANS

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