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A homeless man smokes as he is wrapped in a quilt at a pavement early morning in the old quarters of Delhi November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX15UKC

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Old Age Issues In India

A homeless man smokes as he is wrapped in a quilt at a pavement early morning in the old quarters of Delhi November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA – Tags: SOCIETY) – RTX15UKC

What Is Ageing?

The Age At Which One’s Productive Contribution declines And One Tends To Be Economically Dependent Can Probably Be Treated As The Onset Of The Aged Stage Of Life.

The Who Defines Those Aged 60-74 Years As Elderly. In 1980 The Un Recommended 60 Years As The Age Of Transition For The Elderly Segment Of The Population.

Current State Of Old Aged In India

The Number Of People 60 Years And Over In The Globe Was 673 Million In 2005 .The First Quarter Of 21st Century Is Going To Be Called As The Age Of Ageing.

According To World Population Prospects ,The Population Of Aged In India Is Currently The Second Largest In The World.

Problems Faced By Older Persons

Health Care And Care: Apart From Physical And Mental Health Care Availability, Community And Social Care Aspects Of Life For The Elderly Are Key Concerns. Nutritional Problem Is Also A Concern.

Income: Access To Employment Opportunities Transportation ,Housing And Income.

Inhumane Living Conditions : They Are Set Aside And Confined To A Corner In The House With No One To Attend To Their Needs.

Social Networks And Customs: Poor Social Interaction With Family And Friends And Poor Social networks Put Them In Vulnerable Situation.

Additional Concerns: Educational Access And Opportunities, The Potential For Leisure Pursuits Consumer Protections And Having Access To Information Are Also Key Issues.

Government Policies For Old People

National Policy For Older Persons1999 Key Features

To Make Older People Fully Independent Citizens.

To Promote Health And Welfare Of Senior Citizens In India

To Encourage Individuals To Make Provision Their Own As Well As Their Old Age.

To Encourage Families To Take Care Of Their Older Family Members.

Integrated Programme For Older Persons

Provides Financial Assistance Up To 90 Percent Of The Project Cost To Non-Governmental Organisations To Establish And Maintain Old Age Homes, Day Care, Centres Mobile Medicare Units And Non Institutional Services To Older Persons.

It Caters Other Needs Of Older Persons Such As Reinforcing And Strengthening The Family Generating Awareness On Related Issues And Facilitating Productive Ageing.

 

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