Central Government Schemes for Senior Citizens in India 2022
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO -1725
ANSWERED ON – 16 March 2022
Schemes for the welfare of senior citizens
1725. Smt. Shanta Chhetri
Will the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment be pleased to state:-
(a) the various schemes for the welfare of senior citizens;
(b) whether Government is aware that a huge section of the elderly is deprived of love, care, medical, housing, etc and that the need for senior citizens old age home schemes and a life of dignity for the elderly is a growing need as more and more children are not taking care of their aging parents; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
Minister of State For Social Justice and Empowerment (Sushri Pratima Bhoumik)
The Government of India is implementing various schemes and programmes to provide healthy, happy empowered dignified and self-reliant life to senior citizens, along with strong social and intergenerational bonding.
Government is aware about the need of love, care, medical, housing, etc. of the senior citizens. For this purpose, various schemes or programmes are being implemented by the Government for welfare of senior citizens.
This information was given by Sushri Pratima Bhoumik in a written reply to Smt Shanta Chhetri in Rajya Sabha on March 16, 2022.