ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Social Assistance for Poor Elderly: How Effective?

The National Social Assistance Scheme and its components where they have been effectively introduced has gone a long way towards improving the lot of the poor elderly. However, there are several problems in the implementation of the schemes such as accurate identification of the beneficiaries and therefore a correct assessment of the financial burden on the governments. The scheme needs some urgent revamp.



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