Voicing concerns

June 2014

According to a 2007 World Bank report on disability, India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability.

Low literacy and widespread social stigma are making disabled people among the most excluded in the country. Children with disabilities are less likely to be in school, disabled adults are more likely to be unemployed, and families with a disabled member are often worse off than average. In the years to come, the number of disabled people in India is expected to rise sharply as age-related disabilities grow and traffic accidents increase.

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