Elderly in India 2021

This publication, 5th in series, has been prepared with the objective of providing data help to policy and programme making for elderly population. Attempts have been made to cull out data on different aspects of elderly population from different sources and put them together at one place. Chapter-2 gives the details of the policies and programmes of Government of India for the welfare of elderly persons while Chapter-3, Chapter-4 and Chapter-5 provides the data on elderly population and certain vital statistics, economic status of elderly persons and health and social status as available from different data sources. Concepts and definitions for the terms used in the publication have also been included as Appendix.

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