The official figures of people with disabilities in the country could have been underestimated in 2011 census as the actual figure is much higher, a senior official said today.
Navreet Kang, secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, said as per the 2011 census, 2.68 crore people are there with disabilities, but the certificates issued by various states are more than that number.“As per the 2011 census, the figure (people with disabilities) is 2.68 crore. It comes to about 2.23 per cent of the population (of India). That figure is probably an underestimation.” he said.
Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/disabled-persons-data-of-2011-may-be-underestimated-official-4681400/