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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
14 DEC 2021 4:39PM by PIB Delhi
Old Age Homes

This Ministry is supporting 551 NGO-run old age homes in which 16,290 destitute elderly are provided accommodation. Details are in Annexure-1. The data of privately managed old age homes is not maintained by the Government.

The details of funds released to NGOs/VOs for the new projects of Senior Citizen Homes under IPSrC in the last 3 years is given at Annexure-II. The focus of the Government in 2020-21 was to ensure that the existing homes are properly maintained. All the homes which are funded by Government are mandated to admit indigent elders and run them free of cost.

No specific instance of violence in the old age homes has been brought to the notice of Government. However, for the protection of life and property of Senior Citizens, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued two detailed advisories dated 27.03.2008 and 30.08.2013 to all State Governments/UTs advising them to take immediate measures to ensure safety and security and for elimination of all forms of neglect, abuse and violence against old persons through initiatives such as identification of senior citizens, sensitization of police personnel regarding safety, security of older persons, regular visit of the best staff; setting up of toll free senior citizen helpline; setting up of senior citizen security cell; verification of domestic helps, drivers etc. The data regarding loss of lives of Senior Citizens due to violence in Old Age Homes is not maintained centrally by the Ministry.

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.
 

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ANNEXURE-I

Sl. No.

State/UT

No. of Senior Citizen Homes

No. of Beneficiaries

1

Andhra Pradesh

75

2000

2

Arunachal Pradesh

3

150

3

Assam

40

1295

4

Bihar

1

25

5

Chhattisgarh

6

275

6

Delhi

3

100

7

Goa

2

100

8

Gujarat

10

375

9

Haryana

15

375

10

Himachal Pradesh

2

50

11

Jharkhand

2

100

12

Karnataka

39

1195

13

Kerala

5

125

14

Madhya Pradesh

19

600

15

Maharashtra

37

1135

16

Manipur

30

800

17

Meghalaya

2

100

18

Mizoram

2

50

19

Nagaland

3

100

20

Odisha

91

2500

21

Puducherry

1

25

22

Punjab

3

75

23

Rajasthan

16

600

24

Tamil Nadu

66

1795

25

Telangana

19

475

26

Tripura

3

75

27

Uttar Pradesh

28

920

28

Uttarakhand

2

50

29

West Bengal

26

825

 

Total

551

16290

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-II

Statewise details of funds released to States/UTs in the last 3 years for the new projects of Senior Citizen Homes.

 

Sl. No.

State

2020-21

(Rs. In actuals)

2019-20

(Rs. In actuals)

2018-19

(Rs. In actuals)

1

Arunachal Pradesh

3010708

475000

0

2

Assam

16431254

1900000

0

3

Chhattisgarh

8172611

0

0

4

Delhi

1523562

0

0

5

Goa

1890329

0

0

6

Gujarat

8501021

180000

0

7

Haryana

1891193

180000

0

8

Jharkhand

7180917

0

0

9

Karnataka

6794933

720000

0

10

Madhya Pradesh

9806823

180000

0

11

Maharashtra

808906

450000

270000

12

Meghalaya

4373035

0

0

13

Mizoram

1917038

0

0

14

Nagaland

1390013

0

0

15

Odisha

0

1080000

0

16

Rajasthan

10491428

540000

0

17

Tamil Nadu

12413103

270000

360000

18

Telangana

0

180000

0

19

Uttar Pradesh

21405139

0

0

20

West Bengal

10029690

0

0

 

Total

128031703

6155000

630000

 

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

 MG/DKP

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