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Uttar Pradesh government launches 'Elder Line' service

Category : State
Published on: June 08 2023 Share on facebook

  • The 'Elder Line' 14567 service was recently launched by the Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Department.
  • The initiative is the brain child of minister of state (independent charge) for social welfare, Asim Arun, who had earlier headed the emergency helpline 112 as an additional director general.
  • The objective of the helpline is to rescue destitute old persons and provide them shelter in old age homes.
  • 'Elder Line' 14567 service has been activated, actively responding to distress related to older persons.
  • Uttar Pradesh currently has 75 old age homes, one in each district.
  • These homes accommodate both male and female residents, providing them with necessary amenities and care.
  • The state government has increased the breakfast allowance for elderly individuals in old age homes from Rs 75 to Rs 114 per day.
  • They also receive an annual amount of Rs 2,500 for new clothes, Rs 200 per month for additional medicines, and Rs 150 for entertainment purposes.
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