Statistics showed that nine percent of our population is the elderly and sixty seven percent of those elderly are widowed. By 2021, about 20 percent of our population would be elderly and the demand on the social security system would be really enormous.So, it is very important to remember that social security to the senior citizens is not charity instead it is their basic human right.
During 2009, it is reported that there are 11 Old Age Homes and 1 Day Care Centre & Old Age Home with 516 inmates and a sanctioned strength of 1150 as against 454 inmates in 2008.
Senior Citizens Related Schemes / Programmes - STATE
Assistance to Local Self Government Institutions to start Old-Age Homes and Day Care Centers.
GRANT IN AID TO NGOS - Central
GRANT IN AID TO NGOS - State
Financial Assistance to NGO Institutions to Protect the Sick, Helpless Destitutes in the Streets and Hospitals