Disabled Population: A Temporal Study Ofjammu And Kashmir

Asif Ahmad Naik, Dr E. Selvarajan


Disability is an umbrella term, limits the action, participation and functioning of an individual in a social structure. Disability is a complex phenomenon, afflicting an estimated 1 in every 10 people, accounting 650 million people of the world (UNFA Report: 2009). In Jammu and Kashmir, efforts have been taken to control growing disability, but lack of qualitative rehabilitation incentives in the form of health care services, nutritional diets, political conflict and inadequate planning have resulted in growing disabilities. According to 2011 Census, Jammu and Kashmir has a total disabled population of 3,61,153 with 2,04,834 (56.7 per cent) males and 1,56,319 (43.2 per cent) females and has increased by 19.3 per cent during 2001 to 2011.Among the disabilities, hearing disability was the leading one followed by other disabilities in the state.The present paper makes a temporal analysis of district wise trends and patterns of disability and their causes in Jammu and Kashmir.


Multiple Disability, Catering, Disable-friendly, Human rights violation.

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