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The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Note: This is an early draft which will be modified and updated subsequently. Feedback and comments are welcome.

Tamil Nadu has around 1.6 million disabled persons and is the only state with a higher number of disabled females than males in India. Reservations for persons with disabilities in state services and educational institutions are being provided from 1981 onwards in lieu of it being the International year for the disabled.

The Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (WDAP) is the main department that deals with persons with disabilities in the state. However other departments such as the Department of Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme (SWNMP) and the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) also extend various benefits and issue schemes for the welfare of disabled persons.

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Tamil Nadu Chapter

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