GOI has disbursed Rs 200 pm per BPL senior citizen above 65 years as
OAP and the number of persons covered is 163 lakhs..
There are 12.5 cr BPL seniors (30% of 8.36 cr senior citizens in india in 2006)
This works out to 13%. That is, at the all India level, even if all the
money spent has actually reached the proper poor people it will only
be to 13%. Rest 87% are going without even this Rs 200 pm.
What a shame.
(If anyone is willing to spend time analysing GOI MOSJE data I can
send a 170 pp annual report 2008-09)
If this is not gross elder abuse through neglect what else is?
Dr P Vyasamoorthy,
30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278
My blog: http://vyasa-kaaranam-ketkadey.blogspot.com/