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Disabled : Person having one or more of the disabilities mentioned below:

Visual disability:

Visually disabled persons include (a) those who do not have any light perception - both eyes taken together and (b) those who have light perception but cannot correctly count fingers of hand (with spectacles/contact lenses if he/she uses spectacles/contact lenses) from a distance of 3 metres (or 10 feet) in good day light with both eyes open. Night blindness is not considered as visual disability.

Hearing disability:

Hearing disability is judged without taking into consideration the use of hearing aids (i.e., the position for the person when hearing aid was not used).

Locomotor (orthopedic) disability:

This refers to a person with - (a) loss or lack of normal ability to execute distinctive activities associated with the movement of self and objects from place to place and (b) physical deformities, other than those involving the hand or leg or both, regardless of whether the same caused loss or lack of normal movement of body.

Mental sickness:

This refers to a person’s condition, exhibited through behaviours like talking to self laughing / crying, staring, violence, fear and suspicion without reason. Any person of any age - group may be mentally sick.

Mental retardness:

This refers to a person’s condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which is specially characterised by sub-normality of intelligence. Persons who had difficulty in understanding routine instructions, who could not carry out their activities like others of similar age may be termed as Mentally retarded.

Drop-Out Rates (I-V):

The percentage of pupils who drop out before reaching grade V in a given cycle/school year.

Drop-Out Rates (VI-VIII):

The percentage of pupils who drop out after completing grade V but before reaching grade VIII in a given cycle/school year.

Drop-Out Rates (I-X):

The percentage of pupils who drop out before reaching grade X in a given cycle/school year.

Gender Parity Index:

Gender Parity Index in enrolment at primary, secondary and tertiary levels is the ratio of the number of female students enrolled at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in public and private schools to the number of male students. To standardise the effects of the population structure of the appropriate age - groups, the GPI of the GER for each level of education is used, i.e. GPI (GER) = GER (Female)/GER (Male). A GPI of 1 indicates parity between the sexes or no gender disparity. A GPI that varies between 0 and1 typically means a disparity in favour of males whereas a GPI greater than 1 indicates a disparity in favour of females.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (I-V):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes I-V to the estimated child population in the age - group 6 to below 11 years.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (Grade VI-VIII):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes VI-VIII to the estimated child population in the age - group 11 to below 14 years.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (Grade I-VIII):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes I-VIII to the estimated child population in the age - group 6 to below 14 years.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (Grade IX-X):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes IX-X to the estimated child population in the age - group 14 to below 16 years

Gross Enrolment Ratio (Grade XI-XII):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes XI-XII to the estimated child population in the age - group 16 to below 18 years.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (Grade I-XII):

The percentage of the enrolment in classes I-XII to the estimated child population in the age - group 6 to below 18 years.

Main Worker:

The worker who had worked for the major part of the reference period (i.e. 6 months or more) is termed as Main Worker.

Marginal Worker:

Definition as followed in Census 2001: Those workers who had not worked for the major part of the reference period (i.e. less than 6 months) are termed as Marginal Workers.

Definition as followed in Census 2011: Worker who had worked for 3 months or more but less than 6 months. Worker who had worked for less than 3 months.

Non Workers:

A person who did not work at all during the reference given year was treated as non-worker.

Normal Household:

A household where any of the members is not disabled.

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