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Senior Citizen – Health & Awareness

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is the nodal Ministry responsible for welfare of the Senior Citizens. It has announced the National Policy on Older Persons covering all concerns pertaining to the welfare of older persons. The National Policy on Older Persons recognizes a person aged 60 years and above as a senior citizen.

An Integrated Programme for Older Persons (Plan Scheme) - This Scheme has been formulated by revising the earlier scheme of "Assistance to Voluntary Organisations for Programmes relating to the Welfare of the Aged". Under this Scheme, financial assistance upto 90% of the project cost is provided to NGOs for establishing and maintaining Old Age Homes, Day Care Centres, Mobile Medicare Units and to provide non-institutional services to older persons. The Scheme of Assistance to Panchayati Raj Institutions / Voluntary Organizations / Self Help Groups for Construction of Old Age Homes / Multi-Service Centres for older persons (Non Plan Scheme) - Under this Scheme, one time construction grant for Old Age Homes/Multi-Service Centre is provided to non-governmental organizations on the recommendation of the State Governments / UT Administrations.

As far as or contribution is concerned, we Paaya foundation एक नई सुबह have organised a health check-up camp on the occasion of World No- Tobacco Day in Lucknow on 31st May.

There are various other benefits which the government provides, which can be seen here at Concessions and Facilities given to Senior Citizens

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