State-Level Policy Information

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Bihar: State-Level Policy

The Directorate of Social Security and Disability is mainly responsible for the care and protection of persons living with disabilities. The state has an estimated population of 103,804,637 persons with disabilities in a total population of 18,87,611 people.

Chandigarh: Territory-Level Policy

Chandigarh, the brainchild of the French architect Le Corbusier, is a union territory that serves as the capital of two states of India: Punjab and Haryana. According to the 2001 Census, Chandigarh has a disabled population of 15,538 out of a total population of 10,55,450. The Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh set up in the year 1978, is responsible for implementing the laws, schemes and policies for the welfare of disabled persons.