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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
08 DEC 2021 5:30PM by PIB Delhi
Shortage of Old Age Homes

In our country, elder care is provided largely by the family. However, to take care of the indigent elders, this Ministry supports NGO-run old age homes through grant in aid. The aim is to provide at least one old age home financed by Government in every district.

 

Presently, 551 Senior Citizen Homes/ Old Age Homes under the scheme of Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens are functioning. The State/UT wise details of number of Senior Citizen Homes/Old Age Homes is given at ANNEXURE-I.

Every old age home is thoroughly inspected by the Project Monitoring Unit (PMU). All complaints are examined during the inspection. Based on the reports of inspection reports, the grant-in-aid has been cancelled for 94 senior citizen homes in financial year 2021-22, which were not running the homes properly as per the scheme guidelines.

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

Statewise number of Homes under the scheme of Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY):

Sl. No.

State/UT

Grand Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

75

2

Arunachal Pradesh

3

3

Assam

40

4

Bihar

1

5

Chhattisgarh

6

6

Delhi

3

7

Goa

2

8

Gujarat

10

9

Haryana

15

10

Himachal Pradesh

2

11

Jharkhand

2

12

Karnataka

39

13

Kerala

5

14

Madhya Pradesh

19

15

Maharashtra

37

16

Manipur

30

17

Meghalaya

2

18

Mizoram

2

19

Nagaland

3

20

Odisha

91

21

Puducherry

1

22

Punjab

3

23

Rajasthan

16

24

Tamil Nadu

66

25

Telangana

19

26

Tripura

3

27

Uttar Pradesh

28

28

Uttarakhand

2

29

West Bengal

26

 

Grand Total

551

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sushri Pratima Bhoumik in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today.

 

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