Kerala Govt, through its budget proposals has declared a monthly social benefit pension of Rs. 1,300 to all senior citizens above 60. Earlier this was Rs. 1,200 and hundred rupees have been added now. The demand of Senior Citizens Friends Welfare Association is that Rs. 3,000 should be given.

In this connection it is to be noted that the central govt is providing only a paltry sum of Rs. 200 and no increase has been announced in its budget.