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Jharkhand: Elderly forced to live a life of poverty in old age home, government has not given funds to the institution for the last 2 years

The secretary of the institution told that for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22, the old age home had sent a budget of about 15 lakhs to the government. But till now no payment has been made.

Due to the apathy of the Social Welfare Department in Jharkhand, the condition of old age homes is very bad.

The Jharkhand government always talks about schemes for the poor and needy, but the condition of the elderly in old age homes in the state is very bad. Due to the apathy of the Social Welfare Department, the condition of old age homes is very bad. According to the news, the department has not paid money for the old age home for the last two years. Most of the old age homes in Jharkhand are run by the government. But due to lack of money, the condition of the old age home is not good. Whereas the state government does not tire of mentioning schemes for the poor.

Pankaj, secretary of Bihar Social Welfare Association, says that the elderly are bearing the brunt of the government not making payment (Government Not Release Fund for Old Age Home). This old age home in Piska Nagdi area of ​​Ranchi is running since the year 2000. 30 elderly people live in this old age home of Pandu village. These include 22 women and 8 men. Most of the people are from Khunti, Ranchi, Lohardaga and its surroundings. Only the government and administration send the elderly to this old age home.

Government did not give money to old age home

The secretary of the Bihar Social Welfare Association says that most of the elderly people have been thrown out of their homes by their families. He is living his life living here. But due to non-payment of government money, the elderly are suffering a lot. Pankaj told that the government had given Rs 8.5 lakh to the institution in 2019-10. The government has not given any funds for the last two years. Due to which it has become very difficult to run the organization. He told that the organization sends the budget of estimated expenditure to the Social Welfare Department. After this, the department decides which institution to give how much amount.

Problems faced by the elderly due to non-receipt of funds

The secretary of the organization said that for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22, the organization had sent a budget of about 15 lakhs to the government. But till now no payment has been made. He told that due to lack of funds, 2 out of 6 employees working in the organization have not been given salary yet.

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