This was revealed by a survey conducted by NCERT. The survey said that visually impaired accounted for 29.16 percent of the differently abled students in the country.
West Bengal with 27,386 visually-impaired kids was at the third spot. Gujarat and Karnataka came next with 23,637 and 17,358 school children with visual impairment.
“It needs further investigation,” he said.
However, the survey revealed a decrease in enrollment of hearing, orthopaedic and intellectual impairments students by 3.98 percent, 68.05 percent, and 15.59 percent respectively.