Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394

Full Length Research Paper

Intensity of in-seeing disabled population in Maharashtra State of India –Census 2001

  Misrilal Bhadu Chavan    
Pratap College, Amalner. Dist.Jalgaon (M.S), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 March 2012
  •  Published: 30 June 2013



As per the census of India about 1.62% population of Maharashtra state is found disabled. In the total disabled population of the state, the proportion of in-seeing disabled persons is ranked first. In rural areas, proportion of in-seeing disabled population is near about two times more than the urban areas. The proportion of in-seeing disabled males is also significantly higher than that of the females.Highest proportion and intensity of in-seeing disabled population is observed in Nandurbar and Nanded districts. Nandurbar is a tribal district located in Satpura mountainous region. Poor economic condition, mountainous region, imbalance diet to pregnant women and children are important causes of high proportion of in-seeing disabled population, while, Nanded is located in south eastern part of Maharashtra, in rain-shadow zone. Undeveloped agriculture, farmer’s community and poor economic condition are the causes of poor and imbalanced diet to women and children. Mumbai is a moral-boosting place of Maharashtrians. Mumbai is the source of job opportunities, business and markets hence became mainstay of blind people. In Maharashtra State there are five intensive and extensive zones of in-seeing disabled population. Out of these, two zones are found in tribal region and remaining two zones in backward agriculture, poor economic and rain-shadow zones. Out of the total population about 1% population is disabled with in-seeing. This proportion is alarming. Government of Maharashtra should take immediate actions and planning in such tribal region to provide balance diet to pregnant women.


Key words: In-seeing, disabled, intensity, concentration, and medical advice.