Social security for senior citizens

The NDA’s promise of providing social security to India’s elderly remains a major challenge, shows a survey


Photo: Mint
Photo: Mint

The National Democratic Alliance’s promise of providing social security to India’s elderly remains a major challenge, showed a survey done by Agewell Research and Advocacy Centre ahead of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on 1 October. It found that most of India’s elderly don’t have a stable source of income and at the same time have to pay for rising medical costs.

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