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With their distinctive issues and vulnerability, people with disabilities need much more upkeep than the rest of the population in the face of a pandemic. Comment.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment

1. With their distinctive issues and vulnerability, people with disabilities need much more upkeep than the rest of the population in the face of a pandemic. Comment.(250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu 

Why this question:

The article brings out the Issues faced by people with disabilities during the pandemic.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the vulnerability of people with special needs amidst the pandemic and need to provision for special treatment to them.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the background of the question using some facts to justify it.

Body:

To start with, India is home to nearly 150 million people with some degree of disability. Nearly 25-30 million have severe disability. Most of the people live as part of their families and are dependent on a take care for their daily essential needs. Discuss the Unique challenges faced by people with disabilities. Highlight the concerns.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions and suggest that there is the need for a humane response with affirmative action for people with disabilities.