Inclusive Development of Persons with Disabilities in India: A Situational Analysis

  • Pankaj Kamal Shankar Kumbhar Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Sociology CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Inclusive Development, Persons with Disabled, Polices, Welfare, UN Convention, Situational Analysis


In India around 2.68 Cr persons are disabled which constitutes 2.21% of the total population. Therefore Inclusive development of the disabled persons has been initiated by the government by implementing various welfare and development measures for comprehensive development of persons with disabilities in the country. In international level UN convention of Person with Disabilities indicates that Persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy human rights and fundamental freedom without any barrier. Even SDGs also addresses the issues concerning to disabled persons with its aim of Leaving No One Behind. In spite of many efforts right from Nation to Globe still Persons with disabilities are more vulnerable and they face multiple problems in terms of accessibility of social services, education, health, rehabilitation and support system at community level. Therefore there is an urgent need to take serious calls to strethaning this able population on priority basis. The present paper has been planned with view to discuss the situation of disabled persons in terms of their empowerment and also focuses on various policies and welfare measures related to Inclusive development of Person with disabilities and to suggest proper measures for achieving comprehensive development of Persons with Disabilities.

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