Under the Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry’s Scheme of Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP), financial assistance is given to Non-Governmental Organisations/Panchayati Raj Institutions/ local bodies etc. for running and maintenance of Old Age Homes (OAHs) based on the recommendation of the State Governments Grants-in-aid Committee. In case of non-governmental organisations, they should be registered societies having experience of at least two years in the field to be eligible for assistance. No grant is given for setting up of old age homes under the Scheme.A statement indicating the State-wise number of old age homes assisted under the Scheme of IPOP since 2008-09 is given as under. Grant has been sanctioned for 25 inmates for each of these homes.
State-wise number of OAHs assisted during 2008-09 to 2011-12
No. of OAHs Assisted