As many as 2.08 crore households in the country have differently-abled persons constituting 8.3 per cent of the total homes, the 2001-11 Census data recently said. According to the 2011 data released by Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, out of the total households having disabled persons, about 99 per cent homes are normal homes, 0.4 per cent are institutional and 0.2 per cent are house-less households.
The data on disabled population was recently released by types of disability, households and gender. The differently-abled living in different types of households are further cross-classified into eight different disabilities i.e. seeing, hearing, speech, movement, mental retardation, mental illness, multiple disability for India, States and Union Territories, according to PTI.