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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Social Justice Empowerment

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 442

TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.03.2008

 Coverage of Old Age Homes .

442.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the total coverage of senior citizens under the Old Age Homes scheme; and

(b) how many needy aged persons are left uncovered under the scheme?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SMT. SUBBULAKSHMI JAGADEESAN)

(a) About 43800 senior citizens benefited from the Old Age Homes supported by the Ministry in the year 2006-07.

(b) No records are available within the Ministry about the persons who may need the services of old age homes being funded under the Scheme.