Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

01 October 2007

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of India (1949, last amended 2012)

Updated: June 2015

Section 326 states:

The elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage; that is to say, every person who is a citizen of India and who is not less than eighteen years of age on such date as may be fixed in that behalf by or under any law made by the appropriate Legislature and is not otherwise disqualified under this Constitution or any law made by the appropriate Legislature on the ground of non-residence, unsoundness of mind, crime or corrupt or illegal practice, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter at any such election.


Excerpt from the Constitution of India (1949, last amended 2012)

Representation of the People Act, 1950

Updated: June 2015

Section 16 states:

(1) A person shall be disqualified for registration in an electoral roll if he

(a) is not a citizen of India; or

(b) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court...


Excerpt from the Representation of the People Act (1950)