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Arunachal Pradesh: State-Level Policy

The 2001 Census revealed that in Arunachal Pradesh 2.41% of the population consisted of persons with disabilities totalling up to 33,315 persons. Of this, 23,079 people had visual disabilities (making it 69.28% of all persons with disabilities), 2,429 people had speech disabilities, 3,072 had hearing disabilities, 1261 had mental disabilities and 3,474 people had loco motor disabilities. Arunachal Pradesh has 0.152% of the total persons with disabilities population in India.

West Bengal: State-Level Policy

The Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare is primarily responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities in West Bengal. The state has an estimated 1,847,184 persons with disabilities in a total of 91,347,736 people. West Bengal has implemented one scheme under General Entitlements, four schemes under Education, eight schemes under Skill Development & Employment, 15 schemes under Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation & Recreation, three schemes under Accessibility and ten schemes under Certification. West Bengal has issued the West Bengal Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules 1999.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Territory-Level Policy

As of 2013, 1.85 per cent of the population in Andaman and Nicobar Islands consisted of persons with disabilities. The Union Territory has an estimated population of 7,057 persons with disabilities in a total population of 3,80,500 people. The Commissioner for Disabilities appointed at Port Blair is responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Overall the status of disability related schemes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is very poor.

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