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The 76th round Survey of Persons with Disabilities was spread over 8,992 FSUs (5,378 FSUs in rural areas and 3,614 FSUs in urban areas) covering 1,18,152 households (81,004 in rural areas and 37,148 in urban areas) and enumerating 5,76,569 persons (4,02,589 in rural areas and 1,73,980 in urban areas). In this survey, total number of persons with disability surveyed was 1,06,894 (74,946 in rural areas and 31,948 in urban areas).

The key findings of the NSS report no. 583: Persons with Disabilities in India, NSS 76th round, July 2018 to December 2018 (released in November, 2019), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (please click here to access) are as follows:

A. Prevalence and incidence of disability

• In India prevalence of disability (percentage of persons with disability in the population) was 2.2 percent. It was 2.3 percent in rural areas and 2.0 percent in the urban areas.

• The prevalence of disability was higher among males than females. Among males, prevalence of disability was 2.4 percent which was 1.9 percent among females.

• The incidence of disability in the population, that is the number of persons whose onset of disability (by birth or otherwise) had been during the specified period of 365 days preceding the date of survey per 1,00,000 persons was 86.

B. Education level among persons with disabilities

• Among persons with disabilities of age 7 years and above, 52.2 percent were literates.

• Among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above, 19.3 percent had highest educational level secondary and above.

• Among persons with disabilities of age 3 to 35 years, 10.1 percent attended preschool intervention programme.

• Percentage of persons with disability of age 3 to 35 years who were ever enrolled in ordinary school was 62.9 percent.

• Percentage of persons of age 3 to 35 years with disability who were ever enrolled in special school among those who were not enrolled in ordinary school or were enrolled in ordinary school but were not currently attending was 4.1 percent.

C. Living arrangement, care giver, receipt of aid/ help, certificate of disability

• Percentage of persons with disability who were living alone was 3.7 percent.

• Among persons with disabilities, 62.1 percent had care giver, for 0.3 percent of the persons with disabilities caregiver was required but not available and for another 37.7 percent of the persons with disabilities no caregiver was required.

• Percentage of persons with disability who received aid/help from Government was 21.8 percent, 1.8 percent received aid/help from organisation other than Government and another 76.4 percent did not receive aid/ help.

• Among persons with disability, 28.8 percent had certificate of disability.

D. Labour Force Participation Rate, Worker Population Ratio in usual status (ps+ss) and Unemployment Rate among persons of age 15 years and above with disabilities

• Among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above, Labour Force Participation Rate in usual status (ps+ss) was 23.8 percent.

• Among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above, Worker Population Ratio in usual status (ps+ss) was 22.8 percent.

• Among persons with disabilities of age 15 years and above, Unemployment Rate in usual status (ps+ss) was 4.2 percent.

 


 

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