The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation brings out adhoc statistical publications to highlight statistics on important social sectors. The present publication is an attempt to depict a situational analysis of disabled persons in India mainly on the basis of the results of the Census 2011. Data on actual counts of disabled persons, their educational status, employment status and marital status etc have been discussed in detail here. In addition to the discussion of status of disabled persons at national level, State / UT wise comparison is also included to assess their conditions in a specific manner. However, detailed data on their living conditions could not be presented here as no recent nationwide sample survey on this subject is available.
The present publication is aiming at sensitising on the data requirements emerging from the recent international commitments. A quick glance of the programmes and policies for the welfare of disabled persons has also been included in this publication.