Status of the BPS

A National Blindness Survey conducted by National Blindness survey in 1980/81 revealed 0.84% of Nepalese population as blind in both eyes. The survey also estimated 1.85% of the unilateral blind (low vision). The household survey conducted by NAB/NABP in the CBR programme districts such as in Chitwan showed 1.24 %, Nawalparasi showed 1.41 % Dang showed 1.11% Kapilbastu Showed 2.69% .According to National population census report 2011(2068) showed 94,765 (0.35%), It is assumed that more than 90% BPS person live in the rural village. BPS persons themselves are lacking self-confidence, a strong unified voice, personal health care and leadership skills. It is due to ignorance, illiteracy and absence of opportunities. In a developing country like Nepal, blindness is not only a health problem but also a social and economic problem.

 

Education

Phd   :   3(1 Male, 2 Female)

a. Dr. Kamal Lamichhane, Japan
b. Dr. Sweta Singh, JNU University, India
c. Dr. Laxmi Pokhrel, TU

Master level   :   55 (Female:19)

Bachelor   :   150(Female:65)

SLC   :           960(Female: 340)

 

Employment

Teacher   :   323 (Female: 108)

Receptionist   :   15 (Female:10)

Music   :   45

Proof Reader   :   2 (Female :1)

Factory workers   :   15 (Female: 3)

NGO /INGO Staffs    :   9

Lecturer   :   5 ( Female : 1)

Civil Service   :   3 Section Officer, 6 Assistant(Female:3)

Semi Govt. Orgns   :   2 Male