MUMBAI, Maharashtra / Silver Innings Foundation / September 9, 2010
India's federal government has adopted the National Policy for Older Persons in 1999, but even after 11 years, the state of Maharashtra had taken no action. Two of every three of Maharashtra's 9.5 million senior citizens are poor. Nearly 90% of the seniors do not have any social or health security, over 20% are lonely and susceptible to threat from criminals, the Governor was told.
Representatives of HelpAge India, Harmony, Silver Innings and other bodies were led by Dr. S. Kinjwadekar, President of All India Senior Citizens' Confederation.
Source: Silver Innings