GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Social Justice Empowerment
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 442
TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.03.2008
Coverage of Old Age Homes .
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?
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.